How do clarinet players adjust the resonances of their vocal tracts for different playing effects? Fritz, Claudia en_US Wolfe, Joseph en_US 2021-11-25T13:08:34Z 2021-11-25T13:08:34Z 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract In a simple model, the reed of the clarinet is mechanically loaded by the series combination of the acoustical impedances of the instrument itself and of the player's airway. Here we measure the complex impedance spectrum of players' airways using an impedance head adapted to fit inside a clarinet mouthpiece. A direct current shunt with high acoustical resistance allows players to blow normally, so the players can simulate the tract condition under playing conditions. The reproducibility of the results suggest that the players' 'muscle memory' is reliable for this task. Most players use a single, highly stable vocal tract configuration over most of the playing range, except for the altissimo register. However, this 'normal' configuration varies substantially among musicians. All musicians change the configuration, often drastically for 'special effects' such as glissandi and slurs: the tongue is lowered and the impedance magnitude reduced when the player intends to lower the pitch or to slur downwards, and vice versa en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0001-4966 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other acoustic impedance en_US
dc.subject.other acoustic resonance en_US
dc.subject.other muscle en_US
dc.subject.other musical acoustics en_US
dc.subject.other musical instruments en_US
dc.subject.other pneumodynamics en_US
dc.title How do clarinet players adjust the resonances of their vocal tracts for different playing effects? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 5 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of the Acoustical Society of America en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 3306-3315 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 118 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fritz, Claudia, Physics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wolfe, Joseph, Physics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US School of Physics *
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