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Acoustical Parameters for the Characterisation of the Classical Guitar

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This paper shows how the input admittance of a guitar and its sound-pressure response at an arbitrary point in its radiation field can be characterised and reconstructed using a small set of acoustical parameters. These parameters comprise the resonance frequencies, Q-values, effective masses and orthogonal radiation components of a small number of low-order body modes. Details are given of the experimental procedures for extracting the acoustical parameters, including the measurement and spherical-harmonic decomposition of sound fields. Data are presented for one classical guitar, which illustrate typical values of the parameters. The work highlights the importance of dipole radiation and demonstrates how certain low-order modes contribute to the average response of the instrument well above their resonance frequencies.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2004

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  • 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.
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