Measured Tones The Interplay of Physics and Music, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 1420093479

ISBN-13: 9781420093476

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Ian Johnston

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Building on the success of its predecessors, this third edition of is substantially updated to include modern technology and recent advances. The text features a greater examination of psycho-acoustics and its role in the design of MP3s. Additional coverage includes expanded information on the gamelan and other Asian percussion instruments. The author also introduces detailed discussions of binary arithmetic, general digitization trends, and electronic manipulation of music. An accompanying website provides sound files and further reading to supplement the problems that are presented in the book.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 454
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936

Ian Johnston is currently an independent scholar pursuing a lifelong passion for ancient languages.

List of tables
Prologue
Acknowledgments
About the author
Why these and not others?
Length of strings
Harmonious intervals
Pythagoras
Pentatonic and Pythagorean scales
Ptolemy
Boethius
Music and scientific method
Medieval music
Josquin
Copernicus
Kepler
Galileo
Vibrations
Pendulums and strings
Consonance
Measurement of frequency
Standards of pitch
Brass instruments
Harmonies of a mechanical universe
Mechanical forces
Energy
Oscillation theory
Mersenne's Laws
Baroque music
Instruments
Equal temperament
The piano
Overtones of enlightenment
Newton and the Age of Reason
Visualization of oscillations
Overtones
Harmonic analysis and synthesis
Rameau and harmony
End of the Enlightenment
The violin
Over the waves
Wave theory
Speed of sound
Wave properties: reflection, absorption, diffraction
Huygens and Young
Standing waves
Acoustics in architecture
The romance of electricity
The Romantic movement
Study of electricity, Faraday
Acoustics
Energy coupling and acoustic impedance
Mismatch theorem
Standing waves in air columns
Woodwind instruments
Summertime in Heidelberg
Wagner and Helmholtz
Theory of resonance
Working of the ear
Pitch recognition and discrimination
Psycho-acoustics
Theory of consonance
Percussion instruments
O Brave new world
Communication devices: microphones, gramphones, valves, transistors
Effect on music
Modern sound engineering: frequency response, transients
Technology
Electronic instruments
I think, therefore I am
Theory of communication
Information
Computers
Computer composition
Sublimest of instruments, the voice
Epilogue
Musical notation
Logarithims
Binary numbers
Measurement of pitch intervals
Measurement of loudness
Acoustic impedance
Pentatonic scales
Bibliography
Index
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