Description

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.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @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

Readership

Researchers and students in musical acoustics, including those in cognition and perception, acoustics, music theory, and psychophysics.

Table of Contents

Introduction. What is Sound? Ear and Hearing. Scales, Tunings, and Temperaments. Wind Instruments. String Instruments. Rod and Membrane Instruments. Room Acoustics. Music and Electronics. Music as Communication. References. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
194
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080926186
Print ISBN:
9780126769487

About the author

Johan Sundberg

Affiliations and Expertise

The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden