Science of Percussion Instruments
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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The Percussion Family
Sound and Hearing
Vibrations of Bars and Air Columns
Vibrations of Plates and Shells
Cymbals Gongs and Plates
Church Bells and Carillon Bells
Handbells Choirchimes Crotals and Cow Bells
Glass Musical Instruments
Other Percussion Instruments
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