Music Physics and Engineering

Music  Physics and Engineering

This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems, and electronic music.

Author: Harry F. Olson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486317021

Category: Music

Page: 480

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This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems, and electronic music. Includes 376 figures.
Categories: Music

Music Physics and Engineering

Music  Physics and Engineering

Author: Harry Ferdinand Olson

Publisher: New York : Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486217698

Category: Music

Page: 460

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This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems, and electronic music.Includes 376 figures.
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Music Engineering

Music Engineering

Written by a music enthusiast and electronic engineer, this book covers the electronics and physics of the subject as well as the more subjective aspects.

Author: Richard Brice

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0750650400

Category: Music

Page: 481

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Music Engineering is a hands-on guide to the practical aspects of electric and electronic music. It is both a compelling read and an essential reference guide for anyone using, choosing, designing or studying the technology of modern music. The technology and underpinning science are introduced through the real life demands of playing and recording, and illustrated with references to well known classic recordings to show how a particular effect is obtained thanks to the ingenuity of the engineer as well as the musician. In addition, an accompanying companion website containing over 50 specially chosen tracks for download, provides practical demonstrations of the effects and techniques described in the book. Written by a music enthusiast and electronic engineer, this book covers the electronics and physics of the subject as well as the more subjective aspects. The second edition includes an updated Digital section including MPEG3 and fact sheets at the end of each chapter to summarise the key electronics and science. In addition to instruments and recording technology, this book covers essential kit such as microphones, sequencers, amplifiers and loudspeakers. Discover the potential of electronics and computers to transform your performances and recordings Develop an understanding of the engineering behind state of the art instruments, amplifiers and recording equipment An accompanying companion website completes the package with over 50 tracks providing practical demonstrations of the effects and techniques described in the book
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The Physics of Musical Instruments

The Physics of Musical Instruments

The history of musical instruments is nearly as old as the history of civilization itself, and the aesthetic principles upon which judgments of musical quality are based are intimately connected with the whole culture within which the ...

Author: Neville H. Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461229803

Category: Science

Page: 620

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The history of musical instruments is nearly as old as the history of civilization itself, and the aesthetic principles upon which judgments of musical quality are based are intimately connected with the whole culture within which the instruments have evolved. An educated modem Western player or listener can make critical judgments about particular instruments or particular per formances but, to be valid, those judgments must be made within the appro priate cultural context. The compass of our book is much less sweeping than the first paragraph might imply, and indeed our discussion is primarily confined to Western musical instruments in current use, but even here we must take account of centuries of tradition. A musical instrument is designed and built for the playing of music of a particular type and, conversely, music is written to be performed on particular instruments. There is no such thing as an "ideal" instrument, even in concept, and indeed the unbounded possibilities of modem digital sound-synthesis really require the composer or performer to define a whole set of instruments if the result is to have any musical coherence. Thus, for example, the sound and response of a violin are judged against a mental image of a perfect violin built up from experience of violins playing music written for them over the centuries. A new instrument may be richer in sound quality and superior in responsiveness, but if it does not fit that image then it is not a better violin.
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The Computer Music Tutorial

The Computer Music Tutorial

Music, Physics, and Engineering. Second ed. New York: Dover. Olson, H. F. 1991
. Acoustical Engineering. Philadelphia: Professional Audio Journals. Reprint of
1957 edition. Olson, H., and H. Belar. 1955. "Electronic music synthesizer.

Author: Professor of Media Arts and Technology Curtis Roads

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262680823

Category: Music

Page: 1234

View: 302

A guide to using computers to create music that includes information on digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, editing systems, and performance software.
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The Physics of Music and Color

The Physics of Music and Color

This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of classical as well as modern physics.

Author: Leon Gunther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461405572

Category: Science

Page: 540

View: 664

The Physics of Music and Color deals with two subjects, music and color - sound and light in the physically objective sense - in a single volume. The basic underlying physical principles of the two subjects overlap greatly: both music and color are manifestations of wave phenomena, and commonalities exist as to the production, transmission, and detection of sound and light. This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of classical as well as modern physics. Where traditional introductory physics and courses are styled so that the basic principles are introduced first and are then applied wherever possible, this book is based on a motivational approach: it introduces a subject by demonstrating a set of related phenomena, challenging readers by calling for a physical basis for what is observed. The Physics of Music and Color is written at level suitable for college students without any scientific background, requiring only simple algebra and a passing familiarity with trigonometry. It contains numerous problems at the end of each chapter that help the reader to fully grasp the subject.
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Physics and Music

Physics and Music

Olson, H. F. Music, Physics and Engineering. New York: Dover, 1967.
Rabinowicz, E. “Stick and Slip." Sci. Am. (May l956):109. Rendall, G. The Clarinet
. London: Ernest Benn, 1971. Rigden, J. S. Physics and the Sound ofMusic. New
York: ...

Author: Harvey E. White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486794006

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 668

Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects.
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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801897078

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 358

Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.
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Music A Mathematical Offering

Music  A Mathematical Offering

Musical Temperaments, Springer-Verlag. Harry F. Olson, 1952. Musical
Engineering, McGraw Hill. Revised and enlarged version, Dover, 1967, with new
title: Music, Physics and Engineering. Jack Orbach, 1999. Sound and Music,
University ...

Author: Dave Benson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521853873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 411

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Explores interaction between music and mathematics including harmony, symmetry, digital music and perception of sound.
Categories: Mathematics

Science and Music

Science and Music

0-486-65227-0 PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN QUANTUM CHEMISTRY AND
PHYSICS, Charles S. Johnson, Jr. and Lee G. ... Superb text provides math
needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering.

Author: Sir James H. Jeans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139746

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more. Includes 75 illustrations.
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440 Great Colleges for Top Students

440 Great Colleges for Top Students

... music; neuroscience; philosophy; physics; political science and government;
psychology; religious studies; Russian; sociology; Spanish; women's studies.
Drexel University Accounting; architectural engineering; architecture; area
studies ...

Author:

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768926866

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Masterpieces of Music Before 1750

Masterpieces of Music Before 1750

(0-48645041-4) MUSIC, PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING, Harry F. Olson. (0-
48621769-8) A RAVEL READER: CORRESPONDENCE, ARTICLES,
INTERVIEWS, Compiled and Edited by Arbie Orenstein. (0-48643078-2)
LESCHETIZKY'S ...

Author: Carl Parrish

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143101

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 828

Outstanding musical examples — chants, motets, madrigals, more — illustrating course of musical style from early Middle Ages to mid-18th century. Works by Lassus, Josquin des Prez, Schütz, Handel, Bach, many others. Notes.
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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

Music, Physics and Engineering. New York: Dover. Online Etymology Dictionary.
2001. Ed. D. Harper. http://www.etymonline.com/ Online Medical Dictionary. 1997
. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/index.xhtml. Newcastle: Department of Medical ...

Author: Roger T. Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199887132

Category: Music

Page: 624

View: 807

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.
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The Physics and Psychophysics of Music

The Physics and Psychophysics of Music

Assuming that such a course is open to the whole student body of a university (
which it should), it may include five main populations: Majors in music,
psychology, the life sciences, mass communications and engineering, and
physics and ...

Author: Juan G. Roederer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387094741

Category: Science

Page: 229

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This book uses acoustics, psychophysics, and neurobiology to explore the physical systems and biological processes that intervene when we hear music. It incorporates the latest findings in brain science and tone generation in musical instruments.
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Great Experiments in Physics

Great Experiments in Physics

(0-486-22254-3) ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, 1650-1750:
ILLUSTRATIONS AND TEXTS FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES, MARTIN JENSEN.
... (0-48626530-7) MUSIC, PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING, HARRY F. OLSON.

Author: Morris H. Shamos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139623

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 160

Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.
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Acoustics and the Performance of Music

Acoustics and the Performance of Music

Acoustics and the Performance of Music addresses issues that are of interest to acousticians, orchestra performers and conductors, audio engineers, architects. Researchers and students of musical acoustics will also find this text valuable.

Author: Jürgen Meyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132185617

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 323

This classic reference on musical acoustics and performance practice begins with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of acoustics and the generation of musical sounds. It then discusses the particulars of the sounds made by all the standard instruments in a modern orchestra as well as the human voice, the way in which the sounds made by these instruments are dispersed and how the room into which they are projected affects the sounds.
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Mathematics The Music of Reason

Mathematics     The Music of Reason

This book is of interest for students of mathematics or of neighboring subjects like physics, engineering, computer science, and also for people who have at least school level mathematics and have kept some interest in it.

Author: Jean Dieudonne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354053346X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 287

View: 326

This book is of interest for students of mathematics or of neighboring subjects like physics, engineering, computer science, and also for people who have at least school level mathematics and have kept some interest in it. Also good for younger readers just reaching their final school year of mathematics.
Categories: Mathematics

Physics of the Human Body

Physics of the Human Body

H.F. Olson: Music, Physics, and Engineering, 2nd edn (Dover, New York 1967) ...
R.H. Stinson, P.A. Speight: Physics for the Biological Sciences: A Topical
Approach to Biophysical Concepts (Methuen/Chapman & Hall, Toronto 1982) P.
Maróti, ...

Author: Irving Herman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540296042

Category: Science

Page: 860

View: 495

This book comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. It is the most comprehensive book on the physics of the human body, and the only book also providing theoretical background. The book is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering.
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College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Non - Engineering Courses 288 . Physics of Music II ( 3 credits ) 438 .
Electromagnetic Radiation Prerequisite : Physics 405 . II ( 3 credits ) 333 . Keller
Tutor 140 Prerequisite : permission of instructor . I , II ( 1 - 3 credits ) 441 .
Advanced Lab 1 ...

Author: University of Michigan. College of Engineering

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015047796357

Category: Engineering schools

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Categories: Engineering schools

Principles of Musical Acoustics

Principles of Musical Acoustics

It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra.

Author: William M. Hartmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461467861

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but computational techniques are included as these concepts are introduced, and there is further technical help in appendices.
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