Musical Acoustics

ISBN-10: 0534132480

ISBN-13: 9780534132484

Edition: 2nd 1991

Authors: Donald E. Hall

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List price: $135.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/2/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 475
Size: 7.70" wide x 9.60" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

The Nature of Soundp. 1
Acoustics and Musicp. 1
Kinds of acousticsp. 2
"... But is it music?"p. 3
Organizing Our Study of Soundp. 3
The Physical Nature of Soundp. 5
The value of wave analogiesp. 6
The Speed of Soundp. 9
Pressure and Sound Amplitudep. 10
Waves and Vibrationsp. 17
The Time Element in Soundp. 17
Waveformsp. 20
The ubiquitous oscilloscopep. 20
Functional Relationsp. 23
Simple Harmonic Oscillationp. 27
Mass and weightp. 28
Work, Energy, and Resonancep. 31
Sources of Soundp. 38
Classifying Sound Sourcesp. 38
Percussion Instrumentsp. 39
String Instrumentsp. 42
Wind Instrumentsp. 44
Source Sizep. 47
Transposing instrumentsp. 49
Sound from the Natural Environmentp. 50
Sound Propagationp. 54
Reflection and Refractionp. 54
Diffractionp. 57
The wave nature of matterp. 59
Outdoor Musicp. 61
The Doppler Effectp. 63
Interference and Beatsp. 65
Sound Intensity and Its Measurementp. 72
Amplitude, Energy, and Intensityp. 72
Sound Level and the Decibel Scalep. 74
The sound level meterp. 74
Sound levels in musicp. 77
The Inverse-Square Lawp. 78
Environmental Noisep. 79
Combined Sound Levels and Interferencep. 83
Combining amplitudes, intensities, and sound levelsp. 84
The Human Ear and Its Responsep. 89
The Mechanism of the Human Earp. 89
Limits of Audibility and Discriminationp. 94
Hearing lossp. 95
Characteristics of Steady Single Tonesp. 98
Loudness and Intensityp. 99
The psychophysical lawp. 101
Pitch and Frequencyp. 102
Pitch and Loudness Togetherp. 103
Timbre and Instrument Recognitionp. 107
Elemental Ingredients Of Musicp. 113
Organizing Musical Events in Timep. 113
Melody and Harmonyp. 118
Scales and Intervalsp. 120
The chromatic scale in equal temperamentp. 121
The Harmonic Seriesp. 122
Sound Spectra and Electronic Synthesisp. 128
Prototype Steady Tonesp. 129
Periodic Waves and Fourier Spectrap. 131
Modulated Tonesp. 138
Electronic and Computer Musicp. 141
Musical uses of computersp. 144
Percussion Instruments and Natural Modesp. 149
Searching for Simplicityp. 149
Coupled Pendulumsp. 152
Natural Modes and Their Frequenciesp. 156
Tuning Forks and Xylophone Barsp. 160
Drums, Cymbals, and Bellsp. 164
Tympanip. 167
Striking Points and Vibration Recipesp. 170
Damped Vibrationsp. 172
Piano and Guitar Stringsp. 180
Natural Modes of a Thin Stringp. 180
Standing and traveling wavesp. 182
Vibration Recipes for Plucked Stringsp. 184
Vibration Recipes for the Pianop. 187
The piano actionp. 188
Piano Scaling and Tuningp. 194
Impedance matchingp. 195
The Bowed Stringp. 203
Violin Constructionp. 203
Bowing and String Vibrationsp. 207
Resonancep. 213
Energy flow and resonancep. 216
Sound Radiation from String Instrumentsp. 218
Blown Pipes and Flutesp. 230
Air Column Vibrationsp. 230
Acoustic standing wavesp. 232
Fluid Jets and Edgetonesp. 235
Examples of flow instabilityp. 236
Organ Flue Pipesp. 241
Organ Registration and Designp. 247
Fingerholes and Recordersp. 250
The Transverse Flutep. 254
Blown Reed Instrumentsp. 260
Organ Reed Pipesp. 260
The Reed Woodwindsp. 265
The Brass Familyp. 269
A chromatic scale for the trumpetp. 273
Playable Notes and Harmonic Spectrap. 274
The tacet hornp. 283
Radiationp. 284
The Human Voicep. 293
The Vocal Apparatusp. 293
Sound Productionp. 296
The Bernoulli effectp. 298
Formantsp. 301
Special Characteristics of the Singing Voicep. 310
Room Acousticsp. 317
General Criteria for Room Acousticsp. 317
Traveling and standing wavesp. 322
Reverberation Timep. 324
Reverberation Calculationp. 329
Reverberant Sound Levelsp. 334
Sound Reinforcementp. 336
Spatial Perceptionp. 339
Anechoic chambers and reverberation chambersp. 340
Sound Reproductionp. 348
Electric and Magnetic Conceptsp. 348
Transducersp. 349
Microphonesp. 355
Amplifiersp. 359
Recordingp. 363
Equalizationp. 364
Loudspeakersp. 368
Multiphonic Sound Reproductionp. 372
The Ear Revisitedp. 380
Types of Pitch Judgmentp. 380
Pitch Perception Mechanismsp. 381
Modern Pitch Perception Theoryp. 389
Critical Bandsp. 391
The uncertainty principlep. 394
Combination Tonesp. 396
Loudness and Maskingp. 398
Timbrep. 401
Harmonic Intervals and Tuningp. 407
Interval Perceptionp. 407
Intervals and the Harmonic Seriesp. 413
Musical Scalesp. 415
The Impossibility of Perfect Tuningp. 418
Tuning and Temperamentp. 421
Moods, keys, and transpositionp. 428
Structure in Musicp. 435
Melodies and Modesp. 435
Chords and Harmonic Progressionsp. 438
Consonance and Dissonancep. 443
Musical Forms and Stylesp. 444
Epilogue: Science and Estheticsp. 451
Written Musicp. 456
The Metric Systemp. 461
Units for Physical Measurementsp. 462
Scientific Notation and Computationp. 463
Glossaryp. 466
Hints and Answers to Selected Exercisesp. 471
Indexp. 474
The Chromatic Scale; The Harmonic Series Sliderp. 481
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