By Arthur H. Benade
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics is a landmark ebook in its box, hailed for its astonishingly transparent, delightfully readable assertion of every thing of acoustical value to music-making. although directed basically to the track scholar who's taking an acoustics direction, it really is crucial analyzing for all musicians, song enthusiasts, and audiophiles desirous to extend their musical horizons.
The booklet offers commonly with the basic modes of sound creation and with the distinct sound-producing homes of the musical tools in universal use this present day — keyboard, string, brass, woodwind, and percussion — in addition to the human voice. It extra explores the serious roles performed via the room and by way of the hearer's auditory equipment. the root of scales and concord and the craft of software makers also are mentioned during this masterly textual content, including various illustrations, bibliographical details, and a stimulating component of "Examples, Experiments, and Questions" on the finish of every bankruptcy. After the unique ebook of this e-book, Dr. Benade maintained an in depth set of corrections and revisions which have been integrated into this moment, revised edition.
"Comprehensive . . . rigorous . . . well-organized . . . would certainly be the textual content of choice." — American Scientist
"A amazing success . . . a ebook on musical acoustics via an said grasp of the topic which courses the reader via the entire such a lot sophisticated intricacies of each very important kin of Western musical tools with almost no arithmetic . . . Arthur Benade, a professor at Case Western Reserve, has set forth an enormous wisdom of musical acoustics so essentially so you might learn his ebook as you are going to a novel." — The Audio Amateur
"Every bankruptcy comprises fabric now not formerly lined in books written on musical acoustics." — John T. Scott, Physics Today
"Recommended for track fanatics and audiophiles who need to know extra concerning the physics of musical sounds." — Stereo Review