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Pianoforte Touch

Naturevolume 92page425 (1913) | Download Citation



I DO not think that Prof. Bryan will find any difficulty in sounding a single note of the same loudness a sufficient number of times for the test suggested, if he eliminates, as I did, those which are perceptibly louder or softer than the average; and the task for the listener is a very different one from sipping blindfold coffee and tea, where the two different tastes persist for a long time, and soon become hopelessly superposed. Certainly the problem as to whether a difference is caused by the nature of the blow given to the strings cannot be solved by playing a succession of notes, instead of a single one, for such a succession at once introduces a number of other factors.

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