#1
Like.. let's say you play something on the 5th fret on the low E string. That's an A note and playing the open A string would be identical right? But you know how it's not... the same? Like if it's supposed to be on the 5th fret of the E string, and you play open A strings, it's the same note, but it's not the same you know?

I can't describe it. A perfectly tuned and intonated guitar, but still... there's something missing.
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#2
i dont know if there is a term, but i know what you mean. the A note on the E string will sound bassier and fuller than playing an open A string.
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#4
i find that it has a thicker sound with the e string or whatever, i'm sure theres a better way to describe it but to me it just sounds, thicker
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#7
yeah, the timbre of the note. it's the same note but the "texture" of it is different


edit: and if you're learning a new term today, don't say "tim-ber", ... but "tam-ber" haha
#8
Playing the same note on a lower string will add bass to the tone, regardless of whether the other is played on an open string or fretted. The timbre is different as others have said the note however, isn't.

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#9
Quote by identityxcrysis
I believe it's called timbre?
Yup. Thicker string tend to sound bassier, even at the same frequency. Play 12th fret on the E on a bass and compare it to the open 6th string on a guitar. Same note, different timbre.
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Yup. Thicker string tend to sound bassier, even at the same frequency. Play 12th fret on the E on a bass and compare it to the open 6th string on a guitar. Same note, different timbre.



... Is timbre pronounced like the wood, timber? Haha.
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#12
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... Is timbre pronounced like the wood, timber? Haha.


Already answered. Its pronounced Tam not tim.
#13
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... Is timbre pronounced like the wood, timber? Haha.


No, it's actually pronounced like "tamber" I don't know why it is, but I learned this from talking with a TA in my Music Appreciation class last year and finding out I was sounding stupid saying "timber" the whole time.
#14
it's not pronounced like tamber, that's an americanisation, and as such only really holds if you live in the states. I pronounce it the way the french would (considering it's a french word; this might be considered pretentious ).

the other thing is, the american pronunciation of the letter "a" isn't actually a million miles away from how the french would pronounce the letter "i" in that word; it's not exact, but it's a lot closer than how english people (especially southern english with the elongated "a" sound from the vowel shift), or scottish, irish etc. would pronounce it.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/timbre

"Fr. taN-br^uh"

there's no real english equivalent of how the french pronounce it, unfortunately.
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#15
i feel so educated reading this
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#16
This reminds me of another thread...

*Cough*5th fret thread*cough*
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