Analysis and synthesis of the guqin -A chinese traditional instrument

Authors

  • Ying Ding Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2
  • David Gerhard Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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.

Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Ding Y, Gerhard D. Analysis and synthesis of the guqin -A chinese traditional instrument. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.12];32(3):122-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1658

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada