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The Resource Good vibrations : the physics of music, Barry Parker

Good vibrations : the physics of music, Barry Parker

Label
Good vibrations : the physics of music
Title
Good vibrations
Title remainder
the physics of music
Statement of responsibility
Barry Parker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Barry Parker's tour of the physics of music details the science of how instruments, the acoustics of rooms, electronics, and humans create and alter the varied sounds we hear. Using physics, he discusses the history of music, how sounds are made and perceived, and the various effects of acting on sounds. He demonstrates what acoustics can teach us about quantum theory and explains the relationship between harmonies and the theory of waves.--[book jacket]
Cataloging source
DLC
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Parker, Barry R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vibration
  • Sound-waves
  • Sound
  • Wave-motion, Theory of
  • Music
  • Trillingen
  • Muziek
  • Geluid
  • Natuurkunde
  • Muziekinstrumenten
Label
Good vibrations : the physics of music, Barry Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Making music : how sound is made -- The sound of music : perception -- Good vibes : waves in motion -- Making music beautiful : complex musical tones -- The well-tempered scale -- Down melody lane with chords and chord sequences -- You've gotta have rhythm : rhythm and types of music -- Why a piano is not a harpsichord -- Making music with the violin and guitar : the stringed instruments -- The brass instruments : trumpet and trombone -- The woodwinds : clarinet and saxophone -- The most versatile instrument : the singing voice -- Electronic music -- Making a midi recording -- Acoustics of concert halls and studios -- Epilogue
Control code
320194527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 274 p.
Isbn
9780801892646
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054589
Other physical details
ill., music
Label
Good vibrations : the physics of music, Barry Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Making music : how sound is made -- The sound of music : perception -- Good vibes : waves in motion -- Making music beautiful : complex musical tones -- The well-tempered scale -- Down melody lane with chords and chord sequences -- You've gotta have rhythm : rhythm and types of music -- Why a piano is not a harpsichord -- Making music with the violin and guitar : the stringed instruments -- The brass instruments : trumpet and trombone -- The woodwinds : clarinet and saxophone -- The most versatile instrument : the singing voice -- Electronic music -- Making a midi recording -- Acoustics of concert halls and studios -- Epilogue
Control code
320194527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 274 p.
Isbn
9780801892646
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054589
Other physical details
ill., music

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