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Musical aero-acoustics of the clarinet

Abstract : We present a review of literature on aspects of sound production in a clarinet which involve non-linearities of the flow in the instrument. We discuss the flow in the reed channel, the contribution of turbulence to the sound production, the vortex shedding at tone holes and the pipe termination and finally we discuss the non-linear wave deformation in the pipe. Most of these effects can only be described qualitatively on the basis of existing theories and the experimental data are insufficient. Further research is welcome.
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A. Hirschberg, Joel Gilbert, A. Wijnands, A. Valkering. Musical aero-acoustics of the clarinet. Journal de Physique IV Colloque, 1994, 04 (C5), pp.C5-559-C5-568. ⟨10.1051/jp4:19945120⟩. ⟨jpa-00252796⟩



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