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Physics of Musical Instruments

Physics of Musical Instruments - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0387983745

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ISBN13: 978-0387983745
ISBN10: 0387983740
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
Published: 1998
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Physics of Musical Instruments - 2ND 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0387983745

Neville H. Fletcher and Thomas D. Rossing

ISBN13: 978-0387983745
ISBN10: 0387983740
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilization itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. At that point science may be able to come to the aid of art in improving the design and performance of musical instruments. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware and remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. Indeed, for many musical instruments it is only within the past few years that musical acoustics has achieved even a reasonable understanding of the basic mechanisms determining the tone quality, and in some cases even major features of the sounding mechanism have only recently been unravelled. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations-intellectual and practical exercises of great fascination. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the insights arising from recent research, and to generalize or clarify the presentation in many places. The book should continue to serve as a guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produces as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.

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