Acoustical properties of wood in string instruments soundboards and tuned idiophones: biological and cultural diversity.

  title={Acoustical properties of wood in string instruments soundboards and tuned idiophones: biological and cultural diversity.},
  author={Iris Br{\'e}maud},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={131 1},
The acoustical properties of wood for instruments have mostly been studied on a few archetypal woods in Western musical instruments. The objective of this paper is to extend knowledge on the diversity in wood properties and uses in instruments from different geo-cultural areas. A wide set of data has been collected on vibrational properties of 452 species, through experiments and literature survey. Property distributions within broad categories confirm the known characteristics of softwoods… CONTINUE READING
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