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Materials for Musical Instruments

Fletcher, Neville H.

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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]

dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Neville H.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:34:56Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:34:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0814-6039
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/93682
dc.description.abstractThe 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 often nothing better than the traditional materials has been found. The technological and, where appropriate, the acoustical basis for this situation is discussed.
dc.publisherAustralian Acoustical Society
dc.sourceAcoustics Australia
dc.titleMaterials for Musical Instruments
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume27
dc.date.issued1999
local.identifier.absfor020204 - Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub25074
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFletcher, Neville, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage5
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:38:03Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-8644238232
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