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The acoustical foundations of music

Author: John Backus
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Backus
ISBN: 0393098346 9780393098341
OCLC Number: 10880
Description: xiv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The physical and acoustical background: The fundamental physical quantities --
Simple vibrating systems --
Waves and wave propagation --
Complex vibrations and resonance --
pt. 2. The reception of musical sounds: The ear: intensity and loudness levels --
Tone quality --
Frequency and pitch --
Intervals, scales, tuning, and temperament --
pt. 3. The environment of music: Auditorium and room acoustics --
pt. 4. The production of musical sounds: musical instruments: The string instruments --
The woodwind instruments, and others --
The brass instruments --
The piano --
The percussion instruments --
The electronic production of sound --
Appendix: Powers of ten and simple logarithms.
Responsibility: John Backus.

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