Physics and music the science of musical sound pdf
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Musical acoustics or music acoustics is a branch of acoustics concerned with researching and describing the physics of music — how sounds are employed to make music. Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments , the human voice the physics of speech and singing , computer analysis of melody , and in the clinical use of music in music therapy. Whenever two different pitches are played at the same time, their sound waves interact with each other — the highs and lows in the air pressure reinforce each other to produce a different sound wave. Any repeating sound wave that is not a sine wave can be modeled by many different sine waves of the appropriate frequencies and amplitudes a frequency spectrum. In humans the hearing apparatus composed of the ears and brain can usually isolate these tones and hear them distinctly. When the original sound sources are perfectly periodic, the note consists of several related sine waves which mathematically add to each other called the fundamental and the harmonics , partials , or overtones. The sounds have harmonic frequency spectra.
Add to Wishlist. By: Harvey E. White , Donald H. Product Description Product Details This foundational text is written for students who want to go beyond the perceptual stage of music to learn how musical sound is created and perceived. It surveys a wide range of topics related to acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music.