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The physics of musical instruments

Fletcher, Neville H.; Rossing, Thomas D.

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"Although the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilization itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. For many musical instruments it is only within the past few years that musical acoustics has achieved even a reasonable understanding of the basic mechanisms determining tone...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1998
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216124

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