Averaging Musical Data Points

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Averaging Musical Data Points

Postby gannonad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:52 pm

Hi!

I am doing a science fair project on violins and how the size of the instrument affects the sound properties. I have already done the experimentation (recording different sized instruments) and entered the raw data into Microsoft Excel. To do this I used Audacity which took the Hertz and Decibel levels of each point on the sound wave and charted them. Since overall I have 540 data points and each one has about 30 Hertz and 30 Decibel numbers, I was wondering if I should average the data points when I graph them. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Averaging Musical Data Points

Postby hhemken » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:12 pm

gannonad,

Unfortunately I am neither a musician nor do I have experience with audacity. However, my understanding is that there have been several questions posted here on projects using audacity, so I would suggest searching the forums for them and seeing if they are relevant to yours. Have you searched the web to see what other people have done?

Good luck!
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Re: Averaging Musical Data Points

Postby gannonad » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:01 am

Thanks, Heinz!

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I just saw your post. I haven't looked at other posts but I got everything figured out. Thanks anyways!
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