Re: Re: Re: Bowman, Doug Elliot, SM Wick?

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Posted by GC on October 31, 2003 at 13:22:49:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Bowman, Doug Elliot, SM Wick? posted by Mary Ann on October 31, 2003 at 11:43:47:

Bass instruments need a bit of brightness for definition of tone. Look at bass guitarists; many play with a ton of treble, which keps the sound from being muddy in live situations. Most of the treble is lost in the ensemble and at a distance, but the sound is clearer and has a more defined pitch center. Excessively bassy tones just sound thuddy in most rooms; they may have a sound you can feel, but the pitch is hard to hear.

Tuba tones behave similarly. The point of tuba is bass, but bass is clearer and carries better with a good dose of harmonics on top. Excessively dry, dark sounds are usually murky.

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