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Landmark book by leading expert, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustical important to music-making. "Comprehensive . . . rigorous . . . well-organized . . . will surely be the text of choice." — American Scientist. "Recommended for music lovers and audiophiles" — Stereo Review. Over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.

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Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.

Synopsis:

In a landmark book in its field, this book deals extensively with the fundamental modes of sound production and sound-producing properties of the musical instruments in common use today.

About the Author

The Science of Sound

Arthur H. Benade developed his interest in the acoustics of musical instruments growing up in Lahore (British India, now Pakistan) where his father was an educator. His interest in acoustics continued to grow as he earned a PhD in Physics at Washington University in St. Louis and joined the faculty of Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, as a nuclear physicist.

The turning point came when the Physical Science Study Committee commissioned him to write the influential concise text, Horns, Strings and Harmony, which Anchor Books launched as a mass market-sized paperback in 1960 and which Dover reprinted in 1992. Known to have inspired generations of teachers, this clear and thoughtful study has sold more than 150,000 copies in all editions and has been translated into several languages. In the decade following the appearance of Horns, Strings and Harmony, Benade completed his more extensive text, Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics, first published by Oxford University Press in 1976 and reprinted by Dover in 1996.

In addition to his two books, Benade wrote more than 100 technical papers, contributed to many symposia, and lectured on acoustics all over the world. His range was far-reaching. Titles of his scholarly papers include "Mathematical Theory of Woodwind Finger Holes," "Resonance-Absorption Cross Section of a Pipe Organ," and "Spherical-Wave Approximation in Horns: Measured and Calculated."

Arthur Benade died in 1988 at the age of 62, one of the twentieth century's seminal figures in the world of acoustical research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486264844
Author:
Benade, Arthur H.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
H
Author:
Benade, Arthur H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Acoustics and physics
Subject:
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
musical acoustics textbook
Subject:
fundamentals of musical acoustics
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Subject:
Techniques
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Series Volume:
73
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.13 in 1.71 lb

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Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.
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