Percussion Musical Instruments

  • Andrew C. Morrison
  • Thomas D. Rossing
Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SPRINGERHAND)

Abstract

Percussion instruments are an important part of every musical culture. Although they are probably our oldest musical instruments (with the exception of the human voice), there has been less research on the acoustics of percussion instruments, as compared to wind or string instruments. Quite a number of scientists, however, continue to study these instruments.

Over the years we have written several review articles on the acoustics of percussion instruments [9.1, 9.2] as well as a book [9.3]. They are also the subject of chapters in most books on musical acoustics and on musical instruments [9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8].

AI

active intensity

BS

beam splitter

CCD

charge-coupled device

ODS

operating deflection shape

PM

phase modulated

RI

reactive intensity

SAM

speckle-averaging mechanism

SPL

sound pressure level

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew C. Morrison
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Rossing
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Natural SciencesJoliet Junior CollegeJolietUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of MusicStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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