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The Science of String Instruments

Editors: Rossing, Thomas (Ed.)

    • Presents scientific ideas about music in accessible, non-technical language
    • Emphasizes the practical aspects of string instrument performance and design
    • Written by eminent scientific authorities who have practical experience with the instruments they discuss
    • Includes many references to the current literature of string instruments
    • Thomas Rossing has edited and authored many key texts in the field, and was awarded the ASA Gold Medal in 2009

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About this book

Many performing musicians, as well as instrument builders, are coming to realize the importance of understanding the science of musical instruments. This book explains how string instruments produce sound. It presents basic ideas in simple language, and it also translates some more sophisticated ideas in non-technical language. It should be of interest to performers, researchers, and instrument makers alike.

About the authors

Tom Rossing has taught musical acoustics for nearly 50 years, and has been active in research in this area for at least 30 years. In 1992 he was awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America, and his biography is included in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is also the editor of the 2006 Springer Handbook of Acoustics. In 2009 he was awarded the ASA Gold Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to musical acoustics, leadership in science education, and service to the Society.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7110-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7109-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8214-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of String Instruments
Editors
  • Thomas Rossing
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7110-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7110-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7109-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8214-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 470
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
Topics