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Acoustical Foundations of Music

Acoustical Foundations of Music - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393090963

Cover of Acoustical Foundations of Music 2ND 77 (ISBN 978-0393090963)
ISBN13: 978-0393090963
ISBN10: 0393090965
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 77
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1977
International: No

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Acoustical Foundations of Music - 2ND 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393090963

John Backus

ISBN13: 978-0393090963
ISBN10: 0393090965
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 77
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 1977
International: No
Summary

The original purpose of Professor Backus's book was to collect and organize the scattered results of research, past and present, in the areas of scientific knowledge that are relevant to music: the physiological properties of sounds; the effect of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments; and the various applications of electronics and computers to the production, reproduction, and composition of music. The aims and organization of the second edition remain the same; the results are more complete and up-to-date.

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction


Part I The Physical and Acoustical Background

The Fundamental Physical Quantities
Simple Vibrating Systems
Waves and Wave Propagation
Complex Vibrations and Resonance

Part II The Reception of Musical Sounds

The Ear: Intensity and Loudness Levels
Tone Quality
Frequency and Pitch
Intervals, Scales, Tuning, and Temperament

Part III The Environment of Music

Auditorium and Room Acoustics

Part IV The Production of Musical Sounds:Musical Instruments

The String Instruments
The Woodwind Instruments, and Others
The Brass Instruments
The Piano, and Others
The Percussion Instruments
The Electronic Production of Sound

Appendix: Powers of Ten and Simple Logarithms
Index
Questions and Problems

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