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Title Studies in Musical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author Albrecht Schneider
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-12-26
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 444
ISBN 3319472925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book comprises twelve articles which cover a range of topics from musical instrument acoustics to issues in psychoacoustics and sound perception as well as neuromusicology. In addition to experimental methods and data acquisition, modeling (such as FEM or wave field synthesis) and numerical simulation plays a central role in studies addressing sound production in musical instruments as well as interaction of radiated sound with the environment. Some of the studies have a focus on psychoacoustic aspects in regard to virtual pitch and timbre as well as apparent source width (for techniques such as stereo or ambisonics) in music production. Since musical acoustics imply subjects playing instruments or singing in order to produce sound according to musical structures, this area is also covered including a study that presents an artificial intelligent agent capable to interact with a real ('analog') player in musical genres such as traditional and free jazz.

Title Studies in Musical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author Albrecht Schneider
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-04-29
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 444
ISBN 9783319837017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book comprises twelve articles which cover a range of topics from musical instrument acoustics to issues in psychoacoustics and sound perception as well as neuromusicology. In addition to experimental methods and data acquisition, modeling (such as FEM or wave field synthesis) and numerical simulation plays a central role in studies addressing sound production in musical instruments as well as interaction of radiated sound with the environment. Some of the studies have a focus on psychoacoustic aspects in regard to virtual pitch and timbre as well as apparent source width (for techniques such as stereo or ambisonics) in music production. Since musical acoustics imply subjects playing instruments or singing in order to produce sound according to musical structures, this area is also covered including a study that presents an artificial intelligent agent capable to interact with a real ('analog') player in musical genres such as traditional and free jazz.

Title Psychoacoustic Music Sound Field Synthesis
Author Tim Ziemer
Publisher Springer
Release 2019-08-06
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 287
ISBN 3030230333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a broad overview of spaciousness in music theory, from mixing and performance practice, to room acoustics, psychoacoustics and audio engineering, and presents the derivation, implementation and experimental validation of a novel type of spatial audio system. Discussing the physics of musical instruments and the nature of auditory perception, the book enables readers to precisely localize synthesized musical instruments while experiencing their timbral variance and spatial breadth. Offering interdisciplinary insights for novice music enthusiasts and experts in the field of spatial audio, this book is suitable for anyone interested in the study of music and musicology and the application of spatial audio mixing, or those seeking an overview of the state of the art in applied psychoacoustics for spatial audio.

Title Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Author Allen Kent
Publisher CRC Press
Release 1992-10-21
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9780824720513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Musical Instruments by Lamberto Tronchin

Title Musical Instruments
Author Lamberto Tronchin
Publisher MDPI
Release 2021-02-19
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 138
ISBN 3039366130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The study of the acoustic and vibrational characteristics of musical instruments in terms of their mechanical behavior, sound emission, and characteristics started thousands of years ago, and among the physicists and mathematicians that addressed this matter, we should at least recognize Leonardo da Vinci, with his experimental water organ, and Ernst Chladni, who discovered nodal patterns on rigid surfaces such as soundboards. The growing awareness of our intangible cultural heritage and the need to better understand our roots in the field of music have contributed to increasing the efforts to extend our knowledge in this field, defining new physical parameters, extending the analysis to other musical instruments, and developing new methods to synthesize sound from musical instruments using a simple keyboard.

Title Encyclopedia of Microcomputers
Author Allen Kent
Publisher CRC Press
Release 1991-06-21
Category Computers
Total Pages 452
ISBN 9780824727079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."

Principles of Musical Acoustics by William M. Hartmann

Title Principles of Musical Acoustics
Author William M. Hartmann
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2013-07-26
Category Science
Total Pages 348
ISBN 1461467861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but computational techniques are included as these concepts are introduced, and there is further technical help in appendices.

Title Body Sound and Space in Music and Beyond Multimodal Explorations
Author Clemens Wöllner
Publisher Routledge
Release 2017-04-07
Category Music
Total Pages 324
ISBN 1317173465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Body and space refer to vital and interrelated dimensions in the experience of sounds and music. Sounds have an overwhelming impact on feelings of bodily presence and inform us about the space we experience. Even in situations where visual information is artificial or blurred, such as in virtual environments or certain genres of film and computer games, sounds may shape our perceptions and lead to surprising new experiences. This book discusses recent developments in a range of interdisciplinary fields, taking into account the rapidly changing ways of experiencing sounds and music, the consequences for how we engage with sonic events in daily life and the technological advancements that offer insights into state-of-the-art methods and future perspectives. Topics range from the pleasures of being locked into the beat of the music, perception–action coupling and bodily resonance, and affordances of musical instruments, to neural processing and cross-modal experiences of space and pitch. Applications of these findings are discussed for movement sonification, room acoustics, networked performance, and for the spatial coordination of movements in dance, computer gaming and interactive artistic installations.

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics by David Martin Howard

Title Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author David Martin Howard
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2001
Category Music
Total Pages 398
ISBN 0240516095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of acoustics, including the principles of human perception of sound, sometimes called psychoacoustics. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is ideal for students of music technology, sound recording, traditional music and acoustics, as well as engineers studying audio, multimedia and communications systems. Anyone who wants a practical understanding of how real musical sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces, will find this an accessible and interesting read. Subjects featured include: Principles of sound Human hearing and psychoacoustics Musical timbre, pitch and loudness perception Sound generation in musical instruments Sound in different environments (architectural acoustics) Processing sound electronically The book's second edition provides new material on wave motion, brass and woodwind instruments, forward and backward masking, an introduction to coding, and diffusion. Additional references and marginal notes explaining basic terms are provided to aid understanding. Supporting website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~dmh8/AcPsych/acpsyc.htm Visit the book's supporting website, designed by author David Howard, for additional resources: Questions and exercises to test your knowledge Web links for further resources and research Audio clips Calculation facilities (eg. adding decibel values and converting between frequency ratio and cents/semitones) The website can also be reached via www.focalpress.com Professor David M Howard lectures on music technology at the University of York's Electronics Department. His research interests include the analysis and synthesis of music, speech and singing, human hearing modelling and the use of computer displays in voice teaching. He is an active organist, choral singer and choral conductor. Dr James Angus was an instigator of the music technology courses at York, where he formerly lectured. He is now an independent consultant and researches in the area of acoustics, in particular diffuser design and audio signal processing. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is part of the Focal Press Music Technology Series. *A broad-ranging introduction to acoustics and psychoacoustics *Highly accessible for students requiring a practical understanding of the subject *Supporting website features exam questions and links to online sources

Title Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology
Author Rolf Bader
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-03-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 1094
ISBN 3662550040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This unique reference book offers a holistic description of the multifaceted field of systematic musicology, which is the study of music, its production and perception, and its cultural, historical and philosophical background. The seven sections reflect the main topics in this interdisciplinary subject. The first two parts discuss musical acoustics and signal processing, comprehensively describing the mathematical and physical fundamentals of musical sound generation and propagation. The complex interplay of physiology and psychology involved in sound and music perception is covered in the following sections, with a particular focus on psychoacoustics and the recently evolved research on embodied music cognition. In addition, a huge variety of technical applications for professional training, music composition and consumer electronics are presented. A section on music ethnology completes this comprehensive handbook. Music theory and philosophy of music are imbedded throughout. Carefully edited and written by internationally respected experts, it is an invaluable reference resource for professionals and graduate students alike.