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Materials for Musical Instruments

Fletcher, Neville H.


The relation between musical instruments and the materials from which they are made is discussed. In most cases the particular material used was originally dictated by availability or by technological necessity - only wood was suitable for the bodies of stringed instruments, only tin-lead alloys could be made into organ pipes, only bronze could be cast into bells - but this fact then determined the way in which these instruments evolved. Today the choice of materials is almost limitless, but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Acoustics Australia


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