Horns, strings, and harmony
Dr. Benade, an accomplished flutist and nuclear physicist, tells how music is formed by pianos, violins, trumpets, oboes, clarinets, flutes, saxophones and many other instruments. In addition, the reader is introduced to the evolution of various instruments, and Dr. Benade provides instructions for building a trumpet or a clarinet.
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An Autobiographical Prelude
A Brief Look Around
Simple Vibrating Systems
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