The active separation of one note from the other
The absence of extraneous
- hiss, wheeze, grit etc.
Purity of tone.
Old Italian Violin
Violins build in Italy around 1550-1750.
Tonal balance of the strings, the uniformity of tone while changing from one string to another.
Definitive presence of overtones supporting/complementing main frequency.
The function of quantity of sound produced with relation to the applied effort.
Carrying power, the definitive presence of tone from the far end of the hall ( 'opaqueness' of tone, the ability to stand out from orchestra)
The lack of delay in the sound response of an instrument to the touch of a bow (from instantaneous to sluggish).
The active separation of one note from the other.
Uniqueness of sound spectrum.
Variations of tone in response to different bow pressure or technique.