Skip to main content

Measurement, Modelling and Synthesis of Violin Vibrato Sounds

Buy Article:

$25.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

We consider the influence of vibrato on the sound of a violin by direct measurement, theoretical modelling and synthesised vibrato tones. Detailed analysis of bowed vibrato sounds reveals complex, asymmetric with respect to time, periodic variations in frequency, amplitude and timbre. To account for such features, a dynamic model for vibrato is described, based on the multi-resonant dynamic response of the violin and performance space acoustic. The model is extended to simulate the vibrato tones of a violin in a chosen performing acoustic from a single measurement of the sound at the listener's position produced by a short impulse at the bridge, assuming a frequency modulated sawtooth bowing force at the bridge. Measurements, modelling and synthesis all underline the increasing importance of the performance acoustic on the vibrato-induced fluctuations of the violin's tone, as one moves away from the violin.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-03-01

More about this publication?
  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Online User License
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more