Harmonic Analysis Case Studies

This page hosts a list of articles that go into the in depth analysis and comparison of the harmonic data that is presented on this site. These analytical case studies will attempt to cover many different combinations and iterations of data, cross comparing similar material types, different material types, commercial vs. experimental strings, data across various qin, cross correlations to other instruments, and other harmonic experiments that may arise. I will continually add and update articles that I write over time. It is in these articles that I will attempt to explain and understand the nature of these strings and instrument at their most fundamental level.

 

  1. A Comparative Look at Suxin Silk Strings Across Two Different Qin for Strings 5, 6, and 7
  2. A Comparative Look at Commercial Nylon and Experimental Nylon Strings Across Three Different Qin for Strings 5, 6, and 7
  3. Changes in Timbre and String Vibration as a Result of Changes in Tension
  4. A Comparison of Three Different String Types on The Same Qin
  5. A Comparison of Two Nylon Composite String Sets on the Same Qin
  6. Changes in Timbre as a Result of the Change in Tuning – A Case Study with a Marusan Hashimoto String Set
  7.  The Use of Autocorrelation in Potentially Determining Resonant Response of Strings on a Qin
  8. The Evolution and Improvement of Timbre Across Iterative String Making Trials Part 1 – Twisted Rope Style Nylon Composite Guqin String 7
  9. The Evolution and Improvement of Timbre Across Iterative String Making Trials Part 2 – Twisted Rope Style Polyester Composite Guqin String 6
  10. A Comparison Between Different Materials for Twisted Rope Structure Strings for the Qin Part 1: String 7 – The Use of Nylon vs. Polyester Thread
  11. A Comparison Between Different Materials for Twisted Rope Structure Strings for the Qin Part 2: String 6 – The Use of Nylon vs. Polyester Thread