The Physics of Musical Instruments

The Physics of Musical Instruments

This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises.

Author: Neville H. Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387216034

Category: Science

Page: 756

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While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilisation 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 remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. 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. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.
Categories: Science

The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments

The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments

"Covers the physics of waves, sound, music, and musical instruments at a level designed for high school physics.

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ISBN: OCLC:63181927

Category: Music

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"Covers the physics of waves, sound, music, and musical instruments at a level designed for high school physics. However, it is also a resource for those teaching or learning waves and sound from the middle school through college, at the mathematical or conceptual level. The material will be most useful for high school physics teachers and for high school physics students who have neither a background in waves nor in music but who desire a firm foundation in both. Most books written on the topic of musical acoustics tend to be either very theoretical or very cookbook style. The theoretical ones provide for little student interaction other than some end of the chapter questions and problems. The "cookbook" style provides instructions for building musical instruments with little or no explanation of the physics behind the construction. This curriculum attempts to not only marry the best ideas from both types of books, but to include pedagogical aids not found in other available resources."--Introduction on website.
Categories: Music

The Physics of Music and Color

The Physics of Music and Color

This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of classical as well as modern physics.

Author: Leon Gunther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461405572

Category: Science

Page: 540

View: 904

The Physics of Music and Color deals with two subjects, music and color - sound and light in the physically objective sense - in a single volume. The basic underlying physical principles of the two subjects overlap greatly: both music and color are manifestations of wave phenomena, and commonalities exist as to the production, transmission, and detection of sound and light. This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of classical as well as modern physics. Where traditional introductory physics and courses are styled so that the basic principles are introduced first and are then applied wherever possible, this book is based on a motivational approach: it introduces a subject by demonstrating a set of related phenomena, challenging readers by calling for a physical basis for what is observed. The Physics of Music and Color is written at level suitable for college students without any scientific background, requiring only simple algebra and a passing familiarity with trigonometry. It contains numerous problems at the end of each chapter that help the reader to fully grasp the subject.
Categories: Science

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801897078

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 147

Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.
Categories: Science

The Physics of Music

The Physics of Music

The Physics of Music by ALEXANDER WOOD.PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION: I HOPE that this little book may serve as an introduction for some to the very interesting borderland between physics and music.

Author: Alexander Wood

Publisher: Davies Press

ISBN: 9781443726832

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 356

The Physics of Music by ALEXANDER WOOD.PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION: I HOPE that this little book may serve as an introduction for some to the very interesting borderland between physics and music. It is a borderland in which the co-operation of musicians and physicists may have important results for the future of music. The typescript and proofs have been read by Miss Nancy Browne from the point of view of the general reader, and many obscure passages have been clarified. On the technical side I am indebted to Dr Pringle, who has read the proofs and given me valuable criticism and advice. Miss Cawkewell has helped me with the illustrations, Mr Cottingham has supplied the photographs for Figs. 1.7 to i. io, and my secretary. Miss Sindall, has been responsible for the typing and for the assembly and preparation of the material. Because of the help received from these and others the book is a much better book than it would otherwise have been. For its remaining imperfections I must take full
Categories: Science

Physics and Music

Physics and Music

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.

Author: Harvey E. White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486794006

Category: Science

Page: 448

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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.
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The Physics and Psychophysics of Music

The Physics and Psychophysics of Music

This book uses acoustics, psychophysics, and neurobiology to explore the physical systems and biological processes that intervene when we hear music.

Author: Juan G. Roederer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387094741

Category: Science

Page: 229

View: 969

This book uses acoustics, psychophysics, and neurobiology to explore the physical systems and biological processes that intervene when we hear music. It incorporates the latest findings in brain science and tone generation in musical instruments.
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Measured Tones

Measured Tones

Running through all this is one recurring question - the so-called puzzle of consonance. Why do humans respond to music and musical sounds the way they do?

Author: Ian H. Johnston

Publisher: PICCIN

ISBN: 0750307625

Category: Science

Page: 406

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There has always been a close connection between physics and music. From the great days of ancient Greek science, ideas and speculations have passed backward and forward between natural philosophers (physicists) and musical theorists. Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Second Edition explores the story of that relationship in an entertaining and user-friendly way. The book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the physics involved in every stage of the music making process: from the very earliest experiments on vibrating strings and primitive sound makers to the latest concerns of digital sound recording, MP3 files, and information theory. At the same time, it examines the story of our developing concept of the universe we live in: from the ancient visions of a cosmos regulated by the music of the spheres to our current understanding of an expanding universe controlled by the laws of quantum mechanics and string theory. Running through all this is one recurring question - the so-called puzzle of consonance. Why do humans respond to music and musical sounds the way they do? It is the attempts by musicians and scientists through the ages to apply new knowledge to answer this question that gives this story its fascination. Measured Tones should provide rewarding reading for any physics teacher or student who would like to know more about music and where it impinges on their subject as well as for anyone who is musically inclined.
Categories: Science

Science Music

Science   Music

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more. Includes 75 illustrations."

Author: Sir James Hopwood Jeans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486619648

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

View: 822

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more. Includes 75 illustrations."
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Musical Sound

Musical Sound

An Introduction to the Physics of Music Michael J. Moravcsik. realm of physics,
and in fact barely within the realm of science, if at all. It is not difficult to
demonstrate this just by referring to some familiar situations. Some claim to "hear
voices," ...

Author: Michael J. Moravcsik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461505778

Category: Music

Page: 316

View: 706

This text has been out of print since 1990; it was originally published by Solomon Press in 1987. Several experts in the field have verified that the information in the book remains constant; nothing has, or will, change in the basic science of musical sound. It explains the science of musical sound without the encumbrance of detailed mathematics. It will appeal to music lovers as well as students of music and students of physics. It can easily be promoted with our physics program.
Categories: Music

Music Physics and Engineering

Music  Physics and Engineering

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.

Author: Harry F. Olson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486317021

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 219

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.
Categories: Music

Music Lessons Now

Music Lessons Now

This is a love song: the physics of music and the music of physics Music is the
language of love—and it exemplifies some principles of science. (Roxanne
Milward) My wife Theresa represents many things for me—in addition to being
my ...

Author: Bob Sturgess

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781633381742

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 758

Every week, I see an article extolling the educational benefits of playing or singing music. From brain imaging to empirical data, the benefits are becoming well known. But I have yet to see a book describing the correlation between the elements of music and the elements of other areas of educational endeavorssuch as reading, math, and science. What I attempted to do in this book is to show these relationships in context of musical elements and elements found in other academic fields.
Categories: Fiction

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics

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.

Author: Arthur H. Benade

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486150710

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 695

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.
Categories: Music

Music and Poetry

Music and Poetry

III The Physics of Music TAKE if you please the lowest work of genius and the
highest work of talent : the former is always Art , the latter always mere cleverness
. The one is always in some sense true : the other is often in all senses false .

Author: Sidney Lanier

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

Category: Music and literature

Page: 124

View: 357

Categories: Music and literature

Structuring Music through Markup Language Designs and Architectures

Structuring Music through Markup Language  Designs and Architectures

Physics. of. Music. Jyri Pakarinen Aalto University, Finland ABSTRACT This
chapter discusses the central physical phenomena involved in music. The aim is
to provide an explanation of the related issues in an understandable level,
without ...

Author: Steyn, Jacques

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466624986

Category: Computers

Page: 273

View: 534

"This book offers a different approach to music by focusing on the information organization and the development of XML-based language, presenting a new set of tools for practical implementations, and a new investigation into the theory of music"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

Musical Sound Instruments and Equipment

Musical Sound  Instruments  and Equipment

Bibliography The following five books are among my favorite in terms of
pedagogical approach, and require minimal mathematical background:
BackusJ1977 IOP Concise Physics Musical Sound, Instruments, and Equipment
Panos Photinos.

Author: Panos Photinos

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681746838

Category: Science

Page: 166

View: 512

Musical Sound, Instruments, and Equipment' offers a basic understanding of sound, musical instruments and music equipment, geared towards a general audience and non-science majors. The book begins with an introduction of the fundamental properties of sound waves, and the perception of the characteristics of sound. The relation between intensity and loudness, and the relation between frequency and pitch are discussed. The basics of propagation of sound waves, and the interaction of sound waves with objects and structures of various sizes are introduced. Standing waves, harmonics and resonance are explained in simple terms, using graphics that provide a visual understanding.
Categories: Science

Music and Poetry Essays

Music and Poetry Essays

III The Physics of Music1 Take if you please the lowest work of genius and the
highest work of talent : the former is always Art, the latter always mere cleverness.
The one is always in some sense true : the other is often in all senses false.

Author: Sidney Lanier

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Music Math and Mind

Music  Math  and Mind

How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow.

Author: David Sulzer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231550505

Category: Mathematics

Page:

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Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow. David Sulzer, also known in the musical world as Dave Soldier, explains why the perception of music encompasses the physics of sound, the functions of the ear and deep-brain auditory pathways, and the physiology of emotion. He delves into topics such as the math by which musical scales, rhythms, tuning, and harmonies are derived, from the days of Pythagoras to technological manipulation of sound waves. Sulzer ranges from styles from around the world to canonical composers to hip-hop, the history of experimental music, and animal sound by songbirds, cetaceans, bats, and insects. He makes accessible a vast range of material, helping readers discover the universal principles behind the music they find meaningful. Written for musicians and music lovers with any level of science and math proficiency, including none, Music, Math, and Mind demystifies how music works while testifying to its beauty and wonder.
Categories: Mathematics