Analysis and synthesis of the guqin -A chinese traditional instrument

Ying Ding, David Gerhard


The physical modeling techniques used to simulate the acoustic GuQin, a Chinese traditional musical instrument, are discussed. The digital sound synthesis in GuQin is modeled using Karplus-Strong algorithm. It is stated that the strong and clear sound for the important notes of GuQin can be produced using Karplus-Strong synthesis. The pick position simulation results obtained using comb filter is found to be accurate in mimicing the effect of plucking a string at varying distances from the bridge of GuQin.


Acoustic noise measurement; Algorithms; Bandpass filters; Computer simulation; Problem solving; Waveguides; Wavelet transforms; Aesthetics; Digital sound synthesis; Dynamic control systems; Lowpass filters

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