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timbre words

Has anyone ever carefully/systematically asked orchestral musicians to
describe the sound of their own instrument or other instruments (open-ended
questionnaire or interview, standard qualititative procedure) to find what
words they use spontaneously to describe timbres?
Richard Parncutt, Lecturer in Psychology of Music and Psychoacoustics,
Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development, Keele University.
Post: Dept of Psychology, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, GB.
Tel: 01782 583392. Email: r.parncutt@keele.ac.uk. Fax: 44 1782 583387.