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Physics and the Sound of Music

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ISBN-10: 0471874124

ISBN-13: 9780471874126

Edition: 2nd 1985 (Revised)

Authors: John S. Rigden

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A clearly written and organized text on the production, propagation, and perception of the sound we call music. Organized into six major parts (each with three chapters) treating the sources of sound and production of musical sound; the propagation of sound and those environmental features that have an immediate influence on the sound that is propagated; and the perceptual aspects of the musical sound. The second edition includes new material on the human voice as a musical instrument, digital recording, and the use of the computer in composing music.
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Book details

List price: $241.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.72" wide x 9.63" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

John Rigden is Adjunct Professor of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis.

Partial table of contents
The Sound of Music
The Physics of Music
A Pure Tone--A Cappella
The Origin of Musical Sound
The Transmission of Musical Sound
Two Pure Tones Together
The Superposition of Vibrations
The Superposition of Waves
Archetypal Instruments: The Tromba Marina, The Fife, The Coach Horn, And the Drum
The Origin of Complex Tones: Strings, Tubes, and Membranes
The Whole Orchestra
The Instruments of Musical Sound
The Musical Environment
Sound Reproduction
Sound System Components
Electronic Music
Synthesized and Digital Sound