Science Of Percussion Instruments
Percussion instruments may be our oldest musical instruments, but only recently have they become the subject of extensive scientific study. This book focuses on how percussion instruments vibrate and produce sound and how these sounds are perceived by listeners.
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Chapter 2 Drums with Definite Pitch
Sound and Hearing
Chapter 4 Drums with Indefinite Pitch
Vibrations of Bars and Air Columns
Chapter 6 Xylophones and Marimbas
Chapter 7 Metallophones
Vibrations of Plates and Shells
Chapter 9 Cymbals Gongs and Plates
Acoust aluminum amplitude batter head beam bending modes bronze carillon carillon bell Chapter chimes Chinese Choirchimes church bell clapper crotals cymbal damping Deagan decay drumhead edge excited fundamental frequency gamelan glass gong handbell Holographic interferograms idiophones increases inextensional kettle kettledrum lowest mode major third mallet marimba marimba bar membrane metallophones modal mode frequencies mode shapes modes of vibration motion musical instruments N. H. Fletcher nodal circles nodal diameters nodal lines nodes normal modes note area number of nodal octave orchestra overtones pan makers partials percussion instruments percussionists Physics of Musical pitch played qing radiation efficiency range resonator rototom shell shown in Fig simply-supported snare drum ſº sound level sound radiation Sound spectra spectrum speed steel steelpan strike note string struck T. D. Rossing Table tam-tam tension thickness timpani tone tubes tuned Vibration frequencies vibrational modes xylophone