Cymbals, Gongs, Plates, and Steel Drums
In Chapter 3, we discussed the vibrations of circular and rectangular plates and also shallow spherical shells. In this chapter, we consider various percussion instruments that are essentially flat or nearly flat metal plates. Most of the instruments are circular in shape. Some give a strong sensation of pitch; some do not. These instruments, like those discussed in the previous chapter, belong to a family called idiophones.
KeywordsRadial Mode Nodal Diameter Octave Band Sound Spectrum Axisymmetric Mode
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