The Physics of Musical Instruments

This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises.

The Physics of Musical Instruments

While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilisation 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. At that point science may be able to come to the aid of art in improving the design and performance of musical instruments. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.

New Digital Musical Instruments

xxii + 286 pp.Includes a Foreword by Ross Kirk

New Digital Musical Instruments

xxii + 286 pp.Includes a Foreword by Ross Kirk

Concord of Sweet Sounds

In this remarkable volume, celebrated wood engraver Gerard Brender a Brandis has collaborated with a distinguished professor of English to create a work of art and scholarship both beautiful and informative." --Book Jacket.

Concord of Sweet Sounds

"Concord of Sweet Sounds presents, in words and images, the musical instruments of Shakespeare's time. In his plays and poems, Shakespeare mentions twenty-seven different instruments specifically. In this remarkable volume, celebrated wood engraver Gerard Brender a Brandis has collaborated with a distinguished professor of English to create a work of art and scholarship both beautiful and informative." --Book Jacket.

The Music and Musical Instruments of North Eastern India

A Comprehensive Study Dealing With Music Of North-Eastern India With Special Emphasis On Musical Instruments Of Assam. Has Over 75 Colour Illustrations Which Add To The Usefulness Of The Book.

The Music and Musical Instruments of North Eastern India

A Comprehensive Study Dealing With Music Of North-Eastern India With Special Emphasis On Musical Instruments Of Assam. Has Over 75 Colour Illustrations Which Add To The Usefulness Of The Book.

Professor Malm's aim has always been to attract the layman reader as well as the musicologist, which has given this book its strength and durability.

When William Malm published his wide-ranging study of traditional Japanese music in 1959, it was the first time in the twentieth century that such a work had been brought out in a Western language. Malm's book has still not been replaced as the single most interesting and authoritative text on the subject. But until now it was never revised or updated, nor were its illustrations ever changed. With the present publication, however, an extensively improved edition that includes a CD of sample music has been made available. Professor Malm's aim has always been to attract the layman reader as well as the musicologist, which has given this book its strength and durability. The writing is clear, lively, and informed, the scope of his study being broadened by frequent comparisons with other traditions, East and West. Accompanying it all is a generous number of drawings and photographs of the players and their various instruments. The book opens with a brisk and eloquent history of Japan's musical life, then moves on to its religious music, Shinto, Buddhist, and Christian; its court music; the music of the noh drama; and the music of specific instruments: biwa, shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen. After examining the components of kabuki music, it closes with a chapter on folk music, popular musical arts, and the music of other ethnic groups in Japan. For the more technically inclined, there is a detailed appendix on notation systems. Lastly, to put all this in a practical context, a CD is provided, giving nineteen examples of these different genres. Whether your interest is in a particular form of Japanese music-the marvelous sonority of the bamboo flute, the sharp but wistful sound of the shamisen-or just in music in general, Malm's book will more than satisfy your curiosity.

Musical Instruments

A reference guide to musical instruments.

Musical Instruments

A reference guide to musical instruments.

Musical Instruments Historic Rare and Unique

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Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments


Making Musical Instruments

Making Musical Instruments


Classical Musical Instruments

And one covering the whole gamut of Indian Classical musical instruments is practically unheard of. This book by Dr. Suneera Kasliwal covers almost all instruments in vogue in the classical music scenerio of southern and northern India.

Classical Musical Instruments

Rarely do we come across books on musical instruments. And one covering the whole gamut of Indian Classical musical instruments is practically unheard of. This book by Dr. Suneera Kasliwal covers almost all instruments in vogue in the classical music scenerio of southern and northern India. Apart from delving deep into the history and evaluation of each of these instruments , this well researched book deals with their structural and manufacturing details and the basic techniques of sound production. Beautifully illustrated, this book is recommended for all those who have genuine interest in Indian Classical music and instruments.

A Survey of Musical Instruments

For librarians and for music lovers.

A Survey of Musical Instruments

For librarians and for music lovers.

Make Your Own Musical Instruments

Introduces musical instruments, discusses the role of music in cultures and religions around the world, and provides instructions for making eight different instruments out of easily available materials.

Make Your Own Musical Instruments

Introduces musical instruments, discusses the role of music in cultures and religions around the world, and provides instructions for making eight different instruments out of easily available materials.

Musical Instruments of the Bible

The intent of this book is to identify those musical instruments which are named in
the Bible. We know what we mean by harp and organ, but what did Moses mean
by harp and organ in Genesis 4:21? What did the Psalmist specify for praising ...

Musical Instruments of the Bible

For everyone who's read the Bible and wondered what David's harp, or Nebuchadnezzar's sackbut and cornett really were, Jeremy Montagu, retired curator of Oxford's Bate Collection of Historical Instruments, has composed an astoundingly thorough investigation and explanation of the musical instruments that pepper the pages of Western Civilization's most holy book. This is a detailed study of all the musical instruments mentioned in the Bible, using the resources of linguistics, organology, and ethnomusicology to identify and describe them. Every reference to an instrument is noted and all the misconceptions of translation are corrected. The Bible, as we know it in English, is a translation, and the history of biblical translations into Aramaic, Greek, Latin and other languages is one of guesswork. The substitution of the musical instruments from the translator's era for those of the original author is as common as it is overlooked. Jubal did not have an organ, nor David a harp. This book uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument really was, what it looked like, and how it was played and is arranged in the same order as the King James Bible, with explanation where this differs from other versions in English. As well as a full bibliography, there are three indexes. The first is of Biblical Citations so that readers may check every mention in the Bible from its chapter and verse. The second is a quadrilingual parallel citation in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English, so that each reference can be crosschecked. The third is a general index. The four biblical languages, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin, are used to the full, and the original texts are cited frequently. There are 18 illustrations, some of which are archeological remains, some ethnographic parallels, and one is of the sole biblical instrument still in regular use: the ram's horn which brought down the walls of Jericho. Musical Instruments of the Bible is perfect for university theology and comparative religion depa

Visions of Sound

Featuring over two hundred photographs of instruments, dialogues among the coauthors, numerous interviews with individual music makers, and an appended catalogue of over seven hundred instrument descriptions, this is an important book for ...

Visions of Sound

The most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the musical instruments of native people in Northeastern North America, Visions of Sound focuses on interpretations by elders and consultants from Iroquois, Wabanati, Innuat, and Anishnabek communities. Beverley Diamond, M. Sam Cronk, and Franziska von Rosen present these instruments in a theoretically innovative setting organized around such abstract themes as complementarity, twinness, and relationship. As sources of metaphor—in both sound and image—instruments are interpreted within a framework that regards meaning as "emergent" and that challenges a number of previous ethnographic descriptions. Finally, the association between sound and "motion"—an association that illuminates the unity of music and dance and the life cycles of individual musical instruments—is explored. Featuring over two hundred photographs of instruments, dialogues among the coauthors, numerous interviews with individual music makers, and an appended catalogue of over seven hundred instrument descriptions, this is an important book for all ethnomusicologists and students of Native American culture as well as general readers interested in Native American mythology and religious life.

Let s Know Music and Musical Instruments of India

In ancient times people used to perform mythological dramas (dance dramas)
depicting moral values wherein dancers used to enact the story, vocalists sang
the story and instrumentalists used to play their musical instruments. Later, the
term ...

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