Musical Acoustics

Musical Acoustics

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This book should be of interest to intended for introductory courses in musical acoustics, sound science or physical sciences.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0534132480
  • 9780534132484

Table of contents

The nature of sound. Waves and vibrations. Sources of sound. Sound propagation. Sound intensity and its measurement. The human ear and its response. Elemental ingredients of music. Sound spectra and electronic synthesis. Percussion instruments and natural modes. Piano and guitar strings. The bowed string. Blown pipes and flutes. Blown reed instruments. The human voice. Room acoustics. Sound reproduction. The ear revisited. Harmonic intervals and tuning. Structure in music. Epilogue: science and esthetics. Appendices. Index. Glossary. The chromatic scales.show more

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