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Science of percussion instruments

Author: Thomas D Rossing
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, 2001, ©2000.
Series: Series in popular science, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of how percussion instruments vibrate and produce sound, and how these sounds are perceived by listeners.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Rossing
ISBN: 9810241585 9789810241582 9810241593 9789810241599
OCLC Number: 233000852
Description: xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The percussion family; drums with definite pitch; interlude - sound and hearing; drums with indefinite pitch; interlude - vibrations of bars and air columns; xylophones and marimbas; metallophones; interlude - vibrations of plates and shells; cymbals, gongs and plates; music from oil drums - Caribbean steelpans; church bells and carillon bells; handbells, choirchimes, crotals and cow bells; eastern bells; glass musical instruments; other percussion instruments.
Series Title: Series in popular science, v. 3.
Responsibility: Thomas D. Rossing.

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