Acoustics of ancient Chinese chimes

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    Abstract

    Traditional Chinese chimes can be traced back to the Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). In addition to their importance to history and metallurgy, they provide much insight into the design of ancient musical instruments and continue to provide inspiration in acoustics. These musical bells differ from European carillon and church bells and from Asian temple bells by their almond-shaped cross sections and by their varying internal surface profile for tuning purposes. This paper reviews the modal characteristics of individual chimes and focuses on the frequency relationship and tonal quality of the chimes as an entire set. The results shed some light on our understanding of the musical scales and sound balance principles in bell acoustics that might be recognized in ancient times.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2014, ICSV 2014
    PublisherInternational Institute of Acoustics and Vibration
    Pages1-15
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)9781634392389
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAcoustics of ancient Chinese chimes - Beijing, China
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

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    ConferenceAcoustics of ancient Chinese chimes
    Period1/01/14 → …

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    Acoustics
    Carillon
    Tonal
    Musical Scales
    Cross Section
    Tuning
    Musical Instruments
    Asia
    Metallurgy
    Shang Dynasty
    Temple
    History
    Sound

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    Pan, J. (2014). Acoustics of ancient Chinese chimes. In Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2014, ICSV 2014 (Vol. 1, pp. 1-15). International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.
    Pan, Jie. / Acoustics of ancient Chinese chimes. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2014, ICSV 2014. Vol. 1 International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 2014. pp. 1-15
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    Pan J. Acoustics of ancient Chinese chimes. In Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2014, ICSV 2014. Vol. 1. International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration. 2014. p. 1-15