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The Resource The physics of musical instruments, Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing

The physics of musical instruments, Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing

Label
The physics of musical instruments
Title
The physics of musical instruments
Statement of responsibility
Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilization itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. For many musical instruments it is only within the past few years that musical acoustics has achieved even a reasonable understanding of the basic mechanisms determining tone quality, and in some cases even major features of the sounding mechanism have only recently been unraveled. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - intellectual and practical exercises of great fascination." "Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music." "This second edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the insights arising from recent research, and to generalize or clarify the presentation in many places."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fletcher, Neville H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3805
LC item number
.F58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rossing, Thomas D.
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  • Music
  • Musical instruments
Label
The physics of musical instruments, Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Vibrating Systems -- 1. Free and Forced Vibrations of Simple Systems -- 2. Continuous Systems in One Dimension: Strings and Bars -- 3. Two-Dimensional Systems: Membranes, Plates, and Shells -- 4. Coupled Vibrating Systems -- 5. Nonlinear Systems -- II. Sound Waves -- 6. Sound Waves in Air -- 7. Sound Radiation -- 8. Pipes, Horns and Cavities -- III. String Instruments -- 9. Guitars and Lutes -- 10. Bowed String Instruments -- 11. Harps, Harpsichords, Clavichords, and Dulcimers -- 12. The Piano -- IV. Wind Instruments -- 13. Sound Generation by Reed and Lip Vibrations -- 14. Lip-Driven Brass Instruments -- 15. Woodwind Reed Instruments -- 16. Flutes and Flue Organ Pipes -- 17. Pipe Organs -- V. Percussion Instruments -- 18. Drums -- 19. Mallet Percussion Instruments -- 20. Cymbals, Gongs, Plates, and Steel Drums -- 21. Bells -- VI. Materials -- 22. Materials for Musical Instruments
Control code
ocm37742255
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xix, 756 pages
Isbn
9780387983745
Lccn
97035360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37742255
Label
The physics of musical instruments, Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Vibrating Systems -- 1. Free and Forced Vibrations of Simple Systems -- 2. Continuous Systems in One Dimension: Strings and Bars -- 3. Two-Dimensional Systems: Membranes, Plates, and Shells -- 4. Coupled Vibrating Systems -- 5. Nonlinear Systems -- II. Sound Waves -- 6. Sound Waves in Air -- 7. Sound Radiation -- 8. Pipes, Horns and Cavities -- III. String Instruments -- 9. Guitars and Lutes -- 10. Bowed String Instruments -- 11. Harps, Harpsichords, Clavichords, and Dulcimers -- 12. The Piano -- IV. Wind Instruments -- 13. Sound Generation by Reed and Lip Vibrations -- 14. Lip-Driven Brass Instruments -- 15. Woodwind Reed Instruments -- 16. Flutes and Flue Organ Pipes -- 17. Pipe Organs -- V. Percussion Instruments -- 18. Drums -- 19. Mallet Percussion Instruments -- 20. Cymbals, Gongs, Plates, and Steel Drums -- 21. Bells -- VI. Materials -- 22. Materials for Musical Instruments
Control code
ocm37742255
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xix, 756 pages
Isbn
9780387983745
Lccn
97035360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37742255

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