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Why you hear what you hear : an experiential approach to sound, music, and psychoacoustics

Author: Eric Johnson Heller
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the physics of sound for the nonspecialist to empower readers with a hands-on, ears-open approach that includes production, analysis, and perception of sound. This book helps you discover  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Johnson Heller
ISBN: 9780691148595 0691148597
OCLC Number: 864824203
Description: xxviii, 590 p. : il color ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Sound itself. How sound propagates --
Wave phenomenology --
II. Analyzing sound. Sound and sinusoids --
The power of autocorrelation --
Sonograms --
Capturing and re-creating sound --
III. Making sound. Sources of sound --
Making a stretched string --
Resonance rules --
Damped and driven oscillation --
Impulse response --
Impulse and power for complex systems --
Helmholtz resonators --
Sound generation by vortices and turbulence --
Membranes and shells --
IV. Musical instruments. Wind instruments --
Voice --
Violin --
Piano --
Hybrid musical instruments --
V. Psychoacoustics and music. Mechanisms of hearing --
Loudness --
Pitch perception --
Timbre --
Phantom tones --
Dissonance and temperament --
VI. Soundspaces. Modern architectural acoustics --
Sound outdoors.
Responsibility: Eric J. Heller.

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