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Musical mathematics : on the art and science of acoustic instruments

Author: Cris Forster
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©2010.
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Author, composer, and builder Cris Forster illuminates the mathematical principles of acoustic music, offering practical information and new discoveries about both traditional and innovative instruments. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cris Forster
ISBN: 9780811874076 0811874079
OCLC Number: 555675811
Description: xiii, 926 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 29 cm
Contents: Mica mass --
Plain string and wound string calculations --
Flexible strings --
Inharmonic strings --
Piano strings vs. canon strings --
Bars, rods, and tubes --
Acoustic resonators --
Simple flutes --
The geometric progression, logarithms, and cents --
Western tuning theory and practice --
World tunings --
Original instruments --
Building a little canon.
Responsibility: text and illustrations by Cris Forster.

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Musical Mathematics is the definitive tome for the adventurous musician. Weaving together mathematical analysis, music history, and hands-on expertise, this volume is a comprehensive guide to  Read more...

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