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Parker, Barry R
Good vibrations : the physics of music / Barry Parker
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QC231 .P37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Music
Vibration
Sound-waves
Sound
Wave-motion, Theory of
Physical Description vi, 274 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
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

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