Musical Acoustics

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Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1991 - Music - 475 pages
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Designed for an introductory, nontechnical college course, this book requires no background in either science or music. Hall's text helps readers use simple physical and mathematical concepts as tools for understanding how music works and, at the same time, to use their interests in music to motivate the study, appreciation, and understanding of the underlying principles of physics. Hall effectively draws on his training as a scientist and a professional musician to help students develop an appreciation for physical processes without neglecting the psychological and esthetic aspects of musical acoustics.

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Contents

THE NATURE OF SOUND
1
WAVES AND VIBRATIONS
17
SOURCES OF SOUND
38
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Donald E. Hall is Jackson Family Distinguished Chair in the Department of English at West Virginia University and the author of Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists, also from NYU Press.

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