The violin has many more formants than the human voice, though
they don't change in time (as do those in the voice).
Violin spectrum, beginning, middle and end
of a note.
Woodwinds have fewer formants than the human voice, but they are
strong and perceptually important.
If a formant moves with pitch, the waveshape is (relatively)
constant with pitch (can sound artificial).
Fixed-frequency formants will have a spectrum that changes with
pitch (potentially more interesting).
``Music 175: Timbre''
by Tamara Smyth,
Department of Music, University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
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