This book is concerned with the scientific aspects of musical sounds. It presents basic acoustics, auditory theory, and sound generation from both a theoretical and a practical view. Room acoustics, sound analysis, recording and reproduction, and sound synthesis as well as cognition are examined from the perspective of music.
@bul:* The work is thoroughly grounded in music, rather than physics
* Provides an up-to-date presentation of auditory theory as it relates to music
* Presents a readable account of the scientific aspects of musical sounds
Researchers and students in musical acoustics, including those in cognition and perception, acoustics, music theory, and psychophysics.
Table of Contents
What is Sound?
Ear and Hearing.
Scales, Tunings, and Temperaments.
Rod and Membrane Instruments.
Music and Electronics.
Music as Communication.