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Old 02-15-2019, 05:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Polished drone bores?

There’s a concept in shamanistic medicine and that was certainly used in medieval medicine called the Doctrine of Signatures.

Basically put, it relates the physical appearance of something to a medical effect. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of shamanistic medicine that modern, western medicine can from.

In the case of drone bores, it may be applied thus:

rough bores = rough sound
smooth bores = smooth sound

In terms of acoustic physics, we’ll there may be evidence to support the above.

"Melancholy as the Drone of a Lancashire Bagpipe" (Behn, Aphra 1678. Sir Patient Fancy)
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