Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics
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.
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Absolute best book as an introduction to this field. This book was a key influence in my decision to pursue a career in acoustics. It is written in such a fashion that is easily understood by those new to this discipline (along with a cursory understanding of conceptual physics, mathematics, and music), yet provides as much depth, insight, and scientific approach as is necessary for most in this field without relying on differential equations that describe most of thee phenomena.
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This is THE book to read if you want to understand musical timbre (what makes one instrument sound "different" from another), and have a good tolerance for academic writing. It is also a great starting point for instrument-makers. Read full review