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Music, Physics and Engineering

by Harry F. Olson

This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems,...


On the Sensations of Tone

by Hermann Helmholtz

This masterly treatment of classical acoustics embodies the great physicist's lifetime of research and presents his vast knowledge of the field in a clear, easy-to-follow account. Includes 68 figures.


Science and Music

by Sir James H. Jeans

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more....


Mechanical and Electromagnetic Vibrations and Waves

by Tamer Becherrawy

Dealing with vibrations and waves, this text aims to provide understanding of the basic principles and methods of analysing various physical phenomena.

The content includes the general properties of propagation,...


Noise

by David Hendy

What if history had a sound track? What would it tell us about ourselves? Based on a thirty-part BBC Radio series and podcast, Noise explores the human dramas that have revolved around sound at various points...


Music and Acoustics: From Instrument to Computer

by Philippe Guillaume

How can a piano tuner obtain such high precision with no other measuring device than their own ears? How can a sequence of notes seem to rise continuously despite coming back periodically to the same notes?...


Speech Acoustic Analysis

by Philippe Martin

The text sets out in simple and accessible terms the various methods of acoustic analysis of speech, placing them in their historical context, allowing a better understanding of the mathematical and technical...


The Physics of Banjos

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and David Politzer, 2004 Nobel Laureate and the Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. This extensive conversation...


Science and Music

by Sir James Jeans

As the author mentions in the Preface, the intent of the book is to explain in a non-technical manner the main outlines of parts of science specially related to the questions and problems of music, assuming...


The Jazz of Physics

by Stephon Alexander

A spectacular musical and scientific journey from the Bronx to the cosmic horizon that reveals the astonishing links between jazz, science, Einstein, and Coltrane

More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew...


Electronic Music Machines

by Jean-Michel Réveillac

Since 1960, with the advent of musical electronics, composers and musicians have been using ever more sophisticated machines to create sonic material that presents innovation, color and new styles: electro-acoustic,...


Sound

by Bella Bathurst

"Bathurst is a restless, curious writer… After reading this book, I found myself listening in a richer and more interested way." — Guardian

A profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a young...


Musical Sound, Instruments, and Equipment

by Panos Photinos

Musical Sound, Instruments, and Equipment' offers a basic understanding of sound, musical instruments and music equipment, geared towards a general audience and non-science majors. The book begins with an introduction...


Audio Production Principles

by Stephane Elmosnino

With this all-in-one manual, students and teachers have an easy-to-read reference that provides a reliable and current rundown of the world of sound production, from planning a recording session to mastering...


Bad Singer

by Tim Falconer

In the tradition of Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music and Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia, Bad Singer follows the delightful journey of Tim Falconer as he tries to overcome tone deafness — and along...


Why Do Dogs Hear Sounds That Humans Can't? - The Science of Sound | Children's Science of Light & Sound

by Baby Professor

Dogs have very special ears that can hear sounds even if you can’t. But if you can understand the science of sounds, then you can understand why this is so. This edutaining book includes pictures and images...


Bouncing Sounds: Echo, Echo, Echo - Sounds for Kids - Children's Acoustics & Sound Books

by Baby Professor

Bouncing sounds, I hear you loud and clear! But where do you come from and how do you reach my ear? This beautiful book of sounds offers key information on how echoes are formed and sounds created. It ensures...


Swelling Sounds: More than Just a Noise - Sounds for Kids - Children's Acoustics & Sound Books

by Baby Professor

Let’s learn more about sounds and noise through this creative and highly visual display of information. Kids would love to learn on their own if they are attracted to the right education resource. They like...


Hearing Voices - Teaching Children Sounds for Kids - Children's Acoustics & Sound Books

by Baby Professor

I can hear you, I can hear me! But who is that voice talking back to me? Playing with echoes is always fun, as it’s like having a secret friend hiding in the mountains. This book will teach your child what...


Catching a Wave - A Child's Understanding of Sounds for Kids - Children's Acoustics & Sound Books

by Baby Professor

What are those sounds we hear and how do we hear them? This book will provide a complex definition of sounds but with information presented in a child-friendly format. Such layout will encourage reading and...