The Science Of Musical Sounds

Hardcover | December 11, 1991

byJohan SundbergEditorEdward C. Carterette, Morton P. Friedman

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This book is concerned with the scientific aspects of musical sounds. It presents basic acoustics, auditory theory, and sound generation from both a theoretical and a practical view. Room acoustics, sound analysis, recording and reproduction, and sound synthesis as well as cognition are examined from the perspective of music. Key Features* The work is thoroughly grounded in music, rather than physics* Provides an up-to-date presentation of auditory theory as it relates to music* Presents a readable account of the scientific aspects of musical sounds

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This book is concerned with the scientific aspects of musical sounds. It presents basic acoustics, auditory theory, and sound generation from both a theoretical and a practical view. Room acoustics, sound analysis, recording and reproduction, and sound synthesis as well as cognition are examined from the perspective of music. Key Featu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:194 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 11, 1991Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0126769486

ISBN - 13:9780126769487

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
What is Sound?
Ear and Hearing.
Scales, Tunings, and Temperaments.
Wind Instruments.
String Instruments.
Rod and Membrane Instruments.
Room Acoustics.
Music and Electronics.
Music as Communication.
References.
Index.