Definition of Free-reed
1. Noun. A reed that does not fit closely over the aperture.
Group relationships: Free-reed Instrument
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Literary usage of Free-reed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"He also says that Lewis, and probably most of the London organ-builders not previously mentioned, have never used the free reed. ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The principle of thc free reed became widely known in Europe through the ... Vogler himself, however, does not mention the free reed when describing this ..."
3. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1862)
"An extra pressure of wind has no more effect on the free reed than to widen the ranee of ... It is well known that reeds are of two kinds, the free reed, ..."
4. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"With some temerity I think I may say that the working of the free reed is not fairly estimated by scientific observers. It is generally supposed that the ..."
5. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The Free reed is used in l See Köcher» ... [See FREE REED, vol. ii. p. 106.] The vibrator, as its name implies, passes freely through the long slotted brass ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The free reed is therefore not the tone-producer but only the exciting agent, that is to say, the sound is not produced by the communication of the free ..."
7. The Musical World (1861)
"There is little more than the above to say about the free reed. It is generally fitted to ... It is well known that reeds are of two kinds, the free reed, ..."