They were then asked to play a B-flat tuning note on their instrument in the
following ways, following a cue indicating that they were being recorded by the
- Play a B-flat with a bright tone, as when you play jazz or marching music.
- Play a B-flat with a dark, symphonic tone.
- Play a B-flat, but allow your cheeks to puff out like Dizzy Gillespie.
- Play a B-flat, but close your jaw.
- Play a B-flat with the worst possible tone that you can produce.
The order did not vary, and each player was allowed to play each note as many times
as they wanted until they felt that they had done as they had been asked. They were
then allowed to leave the room.
I then used the spectrometer to determine what the dominant harmonics were and
where they fell in relation to the dark tone, which I used as a basis for comparing
each of the other tones that the players had produced.
In order to see what I found, please press here.
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