Science Of Percussion Instruments

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World Scientific Publishing Company, Sep 6, 2000 - Science - 224 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 1 The Percussion Family
1
Chapter 2 Drums with Definite Pitch
5
Sound and Hearing
21
Chapter 4 Drums with Indefinite Pitch
26
Vibrations of Bars and Air Columns
47
Chapter 6 Xylophones and Marimbas
52
Chapter 7 Metallophones
64
Vibrations of Plates and Shells
79
Caribbean Steelpans
107
Chapter 11 Church Bells and Carillons
128
Chapter 12 Handbells Choirchimes Crotals and Cowbells
146
Chapter 13 Eastern Bells
164
Chapter 14 Glass Musical Instruments
182
Chapter 15 Other Percussion Instruments
192
Name Index
203
Subject Index
206

Chapter 9 Cymbals Gongs and Plates
89

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Thomas D Rossing (Northern Illinois University)

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