Science of Percussion Instruments

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 208 pages
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"What singles this book out is the sheer diversity of instruments covered this is a very welcome book. It is fair to say that the science of percussion instruments would not have advanced anywhere near so far without the tireless enthusiasm and passion of Rossing and his students."Nature, 2001"It forms a very nice survey work on an entire class of musical instruments I recommend it to anyone interested in acoustics and the physics of musical instruments."American Journal of Physics, Sept 2001
 

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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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About the author (2000)

Thomas D. Rossing completed his B.A. at Luther College in 1950, his M.S. and Ph.D. at Iowa State University in 1954. His dissertation was in the field of molecular physics. After graduating, he went into industrial research, and from there, he went to teaching. Currently, he is a professor at Northern Illinois University.

Professor Rossing has published more than 200 papers and ten books. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has held about a dozen research positions other than at his home institution--in national laboratories, in research universities, and in several other countries. The Acoustical Society of America awarded him the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics.

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