bell bowl 20: sound details

by Nick Duval-Smith

Bryan Spittle just very kindly sent me a picture of Bell Bowl no.20’s sound:

bb20 pitchpic by bryan

I’ll let him explain:

“This is the “Pitch” window in Digital Performer. There is a fundamental at C3 but the “singing” frequency of the bowl is around A3/Bb3/B3….the blue line is glissando…or how the pitch wavers over time…as the singing frequency decays it reveals the multiple harmonics bowls produce. So your bowl “sings in the region of 220-240Hz…ever so slightly lower than the traditional Tibetan “singing” bowls but for practical purposes…close enough”

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