The Science of Musical Sounds
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.
* 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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What Is Sound?
Ear and Hearing
Scales Tunings and Temperaments I Introduction
What Is an Interval?
Consonance and Dissonance
String Instruments I Introduction
Instruments with Struck Strings
Instruments with Plucked Strings
Instruments with Bowed Strings
Rod and Membrane Instruments I Rod Instruments
Equally Tempered Tuning
Demands on a Scale
The Scale in Practice
Craving for Stretching
Wind Instruments I Introduction
Bells and Gongs
Room Acoustics I Introduction
Calculating Reverberation Time
Music and Electronics
I0 Music as Communication