Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics


  • Release: 1990
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 596 page
  • ISBN: 048626484X
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Landmark book by leading expert, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustical important to music-making. "Comprehensive . . . rigorous . . . well-organized . . . will surely be the text of choice." — American Scientist. "Recommended for music lovers and audiophiles" — Stereo Review. Over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics


  • Release: 2012-06-11
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9780486150710
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Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.

Principles of Musical Acoustics

Principles of Musical Acoustics


  • Release: 2013-07-26
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 348 page
  • ISBN: 9781461467861
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Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but computational techniques are included as these concepts are introduced, and there is further technical help in appendices.

Music  Physics and Engineering

Music Physics and Engineering


  • Release: 2013-04-22
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9780486317021
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This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems, and electronic music. Includes 376 figures.

An Introduction to Acoustics

An Introduction to Acoustics


  • Release: 2012-11-21
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780486174716
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Undergraduate-level text examines waves in air and in three dimensions, interference patterns and diffraction, and acoustic impedance, as illustrated in the behavior of horns. 1951 edition.

Physics and Music

Physics and Music


  • Release: 2014-04-15
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 9780486794006
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Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects.

Acoustics of Musical Instruments

Acoustics of Musical Instruments


  • Release: 2016-05-12
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 844 page
  • ISBN: 9781493936793
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This book, the first English-language translation of Acoustique des instruments de musique, Second Edition, presents the necessary foundations for understanding the complex physical phenomena involved in musical instruments. What is the function of the labium in a flute? Which features of an instrument allow us to make a clear audible distinction between a clarinet and a trumpet? With the help of numerous examples, these questions are addressed in detail. The authors focus in particular on the significant results obtained in the field during the last fifteen years. Their goal is to show that elementary physical models can be used with benefit for various applications in sound synthesis, instrument making, and sound recording. The book is primarily addressed to graduate students and researchers; however it could also be of interest for engineers, musicians, craftsmen, and music lovers who wish to learn about the basics of musical acoustics.

Horns  Strings  and Harmony

Horns Strings and Harmony


  • Release: 2014-05-05
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780486173597
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Engaging, accessible introduction to structure and sound-making capacities of piano, violin, trumpet, bugle, oboe, flute, saxophone, many other instruments. Also, how to build your own trumpet, flute, clarinet. Includes 76 illustrations. Bibliography.

Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics

Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics


  • Release: 2000-04-24
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 568 page
  • ISBN: 9780471319795
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AN AUTHORITATIIVE, UP-TO-DATE INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS Easy to read and understand, Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics fills a long-standing need for an acoustics text that challenges but does not overpower graduate students in engineering and physics. Mathematical results and physical explanations go hand in hand, and a unique feature of the book is the balance it strikes between time-domain and frequency-domain presentations. Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics is intended for a two-semester, first-year graduate course, but is also suitable for advanced undergraduates. Emphasis on plane waves in the first part of the book keeps the mathematics simple yet accommodates a broad range of topics: propagation, reflection and transmission, normal modes and simple waveguides for rectilinear geometries, horns, inhomogeneous media, and sound absorption and dispersion. The second part of the book is devoted to a more rigorous development of the wave equation, spherical and cylindrical waves (including the more advanced mathematics required), advanced waveguides, baffled piston radiation, diffraction (treated in the time domain), and arrays. Applications and examples are drawn from: * Atmospheric acoustics * Noise control * Underwater acoustics * Engineering acoustics * Acoustical measurements Supplemented with more than 300 graphs and figures as well as copious end-of-chapter problems, Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics is also an excellent professional reference for engineers and scientists.