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CWChang

Drum's Sound Wave

Posted on 23-Nov-13 08:32
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You said drum's sound wave is a mixture of non-musical and musical sound waves. Can anyone give an graphic example to explain why it is so?

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23-Nov-13 18:25
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A musical sound will consist very strongly of a base frequency and harmonics (multiples of the base).

A drum sound is a more complex mixture of frequencies where the underlying "note" or frequency can be hard to detect.

Although some drums can be quite musical, for example, toms and kettle drums, do exhibit a definite tone, whereas it's very hard to pick out with snares.

I tried to find an article on this for you, couldn't get exactly what I wanted, but the one below may be helpful

http://arpjournal.com/871/fine-tuning-percussion-%E2%80%93-a-new-educational-approach/

Otherwise try googling on terms like

drums + frequency analysis + spectrum

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25-Jun-17 07:15
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Happyhacker

Surely all sounds (esp. from a musical instrument) must be "musical" as it's the use of that sound with the melody (presumably the drum is thought of as part of a harmony. What is a non-musical sound?

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