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Musical Sound : an Introduction to the Physics of Music

Author: Michael J Moravcsik
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2002.
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This text has been out of print since 1990; it was originally published by Solomon Press in 1987. Several experts in the field have verified that the information in the book remains constant; nothing has, or will, change in the basic science of musical sound. It explains the science of musical sound without the encumbrance of detailed mathematics. It will appeal to music lovers as well as students of music and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Moravcsik
ISBN: 9781461505778 1461505771
OCLC Number: 852792469
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 316 pages)
Contents: List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Photos. Foreword; A. Dorati. Re-introducing `Musical Sound'; D. Rosenbluth. Why and How - An Explanation for the Reader. Part I: The Concepts of Motion, Vibration and Waves. 1. About motion. 2. Periodic Motion: Vibration and Oscillation. 3. Waves. Part II: The Sound Getting to You. 4. Propagation of Sound Waves. 5. Perception of Sound. Part III: Specifics of Musical Sound. 6. Musical Sound. 7. Pitch and Musical Scales. Part IV: Making Music. 8. Musical Instruments. 9. Wind Instruments. 10. String Instruments. 11. Percussion Instruments. 12. The Human Voice. Part V: Consuming Music. 13. The Environment for Listening. 14. The Transmission and Storage of Sound. Epilogue. Appendices. Index.
Responsibility: by Michael J. Moravcsik.

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nothing has, or will, change in the basic science of musical sound. It explains the science of musical sound without the encumbrance of detailed mathematics. It will appeal to music lovers as well  Read more...

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