Timbre and Tone Colour


What is Timbre

  • Timbre is the tone quality or colour with an instrument
  • It is used to compare different instruments
  • Different tone colours have different effects
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Timbre Examples

Piano Tibmre

Playing piano sounds soft, no attack

Playing forte sound crisp and clear

Playing stacatto sounds crisp and has bite

Playing with the sustian pedal sounds very soft, no attack and airy

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