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Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano
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Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano

David M. Koenig


There are three parts to this book which addresses the analysis of musical sounds from the viewpoint of someone at the intersection between physicists, engineers, piano technicians, and musicians. The reader is introduced to a variety of waves and a variety of ways of presenting, visualizing, and analyzing them in the first part. A tutorial on the tools used throughout the book accompanies this introduction. The mathematics behind the tools is left to the appendices. Part 2 is a graphical survey of the classical areas of acoustics that pertain to musical instruments: vibrating strings, bars, m ... More

Keywords: pianos, spectral analysis, cumulative line spectra, spectral centroid, piano maps

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Koenig, author
Corning, Inc.

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