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Aereophone (i.e. wind instrument) (1/13)
Aereophone (i.e. wind instrument) Animal horn

Prehistoric Times

Bone flute from the Gudenus Cave

Image a)

Image b)

Image c)

a) Bone flute from the Gudenus Cave near Krems/Lower Austria (approximately 16,000-10,000 B.C.) - currently in the Natural History Museum, Vienna.

b) Sonagram with the fundamental indicated by the color green (3.5 Khz) and the first overtone in orange (7 Khz); all other tones are the result of sounds caused by blowing. The length of the tones is indicated with orange stripes. Both curves show the nature of the sound waves for the left and right channels (stereorecording). The red curve shows the waves of the point in time that is marked by the eprovettes.

c) The development of the sound spectrum of the wave length demonstrates at first the fundamental as well as the first and second overtones; the other peaks merely represent the secondary noises that occur when the instrument is blown. As the sound ends, the overtones disappear. (E. Stadler)

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© Sound: Klangführer durch die Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, CD-Nr. 516 537-2. Klangspektrum und Sonagramm: GM-Tonstudio-Musikverlag Dr. Werner Jauk, Ludwig-Benedek-Gasse 19, A-8054 Graz.
© Image: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.
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