Timbre

Party Whistle

You know those whistles that are popular at kids birthday parties, that unroll a paper tube and make a really annoying noise? Well, my daughter ripped off the paper tube and started blowing it.

Party Whistle Timbre
Party Whistle Timbre
Party Whistle Virtuoso

It's a very annoying timbre. The structure of it seems to explain why it's annoying. There is the usual fundamental and 5th harmonics. But there is a whole host of others, some of which are exactly opposite each other. Opposite, means that they are a tritone relationship (possibly with octave differences).

Whatever, the reason. It's annoying and quite spiky.

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