Making Sounds Physically
Sounds and musical instrument
This chapter deals with sounds that are made by physical methods. This serves two purposes:
■ To introduce classification systems for musical instruments and sounds, and thereby, to start the discussion of the analysis and synthesis of sound.
■ To introduce the chapter contents with a simple example.
2.1 Sounds and musical instruments
There are many ways to classify musical instruments and sounds.
The simplest division uses the performer's role: using the human vocal tract or interacting ...