Science of Percussion Instruments

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World Scientific, 2000 - Music - 208 pages
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Percussion instruments may be our oldest musical instruments, but only recently have they become the subject of extensive scientific study. This book focuses on how percussion instruments vibrate and produce sound and how these sounds are perceived by listeners.
 

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Contents

The Percussion Family
1
Sound and Hearing
21
Vibrations of Bars and Air Columns
47
Metallophones
64
Vibrations of Plates and Shells
79
Cymbals Gongs and Plates
89
Caribbean Steelpans
107
Church Bells and Carillon Bells
128
Handbells Choirchimes Crotals and Cow Bells
146
Eastern Bells
164
Glass Musical Instruments
182
Other Percussion Instruments
192
Name Index
203
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