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Potential for estimating the age of instruments by characterisation of wood properties via acoustics.

Ridley-Ellis, Daniel; Popescu, Carmen-Mihaela


Carmen-Mihaela Popescu


The performance of musical instruments is sensitive to several wood properties that are affected by aging. These wood properties also change with temperature and humidity in ways that interact with (and change as a result of) aging processes. This offers possibilities for estimating the age of instruments by the characterisation of wood properties through acoustic assessment.

Conference Name WoodMusiCK (FP1302) conference ‘multidisciplinary approach to wooden musical instrument identification’
Start Date Sep 30, 2014
End Date Oct 1, 2014
Online Publication Date Oct 1, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date May 27, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 27, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Musical wood instruments; wood properties; acoustics; aging process;
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