Principles of Musical Acoustics

  • William M.¬†Hartmann

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

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About this book

Introduction

Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family.

The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but computational techniques are included as these concepts are introduced, and there is further technical help in appendices.

Keywords

Fourier Analysis of Music Musical Acoustics for Poets Physics for Musicians Psychoacoustics and Music Psychology of Music Science of Music Vibrations and Waves

Authors and affiliations

  • William M.¬†Hartmann
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6786-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6785-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6786-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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