Physics and Music: The Science of Musical Sound
ISBN: 0486779343
EAN13: 9780486779348
Language: English
Pages: 422
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
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Book Overview
This foundational text is written for students who want to go beyond the perceptual stage of music to learn how musical sound is created and perceived. It surveys a wide range of topics related to acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music. Succeeding chapters explore the general principles of sound, musical scales, the primary ways in which sound can be generated, the characteristics of instruments, the use of mechanical and electronic recording devices, hi-fi stereophonic and quadraphonic sound, the design of electronic musical instruments, and architectural acoustics. Comprehensive yet accessible , Physics and Music includes over 300 diagrams, photographs, and tables. Each chapter concludes with questions, problems, and projects, in addition to references for further study. 1980 edition.
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From the Back Cover This foundational text is written for students who want to go beyond the perceptual stage of music to learn how musical sound is created and perceived. It surveys a wide range of topics related to acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music. Succeeding chapters explore the general principles of sound, musical scales, the primary ways in which sound can be generated, the characteristics of instruments, the use of mechanical and electronic recording devices, hi-fi stereophonic and quadraphonic sound, the design of electronic musical instruments, and architectural acoustics. Comprehensive yet accessible , Physics and Music includes over 300 diagrams, photographs, and tables. Each chapter concludes with questions, problems, and projects, in addition to references for further study. Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by Saunders College/Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Philadelphia, 1980. See every Dover book in print at www.doverpublications.com