Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics is a landmark book in its field, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable statement of everything of acoustical importance to music-making. Though directed primarily to the music student who is taking an acoustics course, it is essential reading for all musicians, music lovers, and audiophiles eager to expand their musical horizons.
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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