Acoustical comparison of shakuhachi conclusions

We must be careful not to get lost in the complex digital data and forget the emotional message in shakuhachi music. However, I hope this study has the ability to deepen understanding and appreciation of what is unique in the world of shakuhachi tone.

I compared these sonograms with those of Iwamoto Yoshikazu (Castellango and Fabre 1994). There was more richness in the harmonic content of Iwamoto's tone. The results of any sonogram will always depend on a variety of factors like the ability of the player, the instrument being played, the acoustics of the room and the recording equipment being used. However, there are some conclusions that can be made regardless of all these factors:

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