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Author Forster, Cris.
Title Musical mathematics : on the art and science of acoustic instruments / text and illustrations by Cris Forster.
Publ Info San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2010.


 Music Lib Reference  ML3805 .F67 2010    LIB USE ONLY

Description xiii, 926 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), music ports. ; 29 cm.
Subject Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Music -- Mathematics.
Musical instruments -- Construction.
Intonation (Musical pitch)
Musical intervals and scales.
Contents Mica mass -- Plain string and wound string calculations -- Flexible strings -- Inharmonic strings -- Piano strings vs. canon strings -- Bars, rods, and tubes -- Acoustic resonators -- Simple flutes -- The geometric progression, logarithms, and cents -- Western tuning theory and practice -- World tunings -- Original instruments -- Building a little canon.
Bibliog Includes bibliography (p. 861-877) and index.
ISBN 9780811874076 (hardcover)
0811874079 (hardcover)