Instrumental Aspects

Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


After a series of abstract sound-oriented topics of creativity we want to consider a practical aspect of music: musical instruments and how they are played by humans. We give an in-depth description of the physical theory of instruments in the theory chapter 21, and especially in section 21.1.2 devoted to technical question regarding the making of sound. Here we focus on the creative rather than the descriptive aspect: How can we be creative when we play an instrument?


Musical Instrument Critical Concept Dancing Movement Musical Object Musical Expression 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joomi Park
    • 3
  • Florian Thalmann
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.McNally Smith College of MusicSaint PaulUSA

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