Computational Mechanics of the Classical Guitar

Authors: Bader, Rolf

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This book performs a state-of-the-art finite-difference calculation of the complete geometry of the classical guitar as a time-stepping application. It provides insight into the overall behaviour as well as the finite structure mechanisms of this musical instrument. Fundamental problems of coupling, nonlinearities, noise or time reversion, complex modelling solutions, and modern signal processing tools are discussed. Also musicologists, musicians or instrument builders can find explanations and may also be inspired by aspects of musical timbre, the sounding and time-dependent qualities of the different guitar parts. The work helps to suggest new geometrical and timbral solutions in modern guitar performance.

Rolf Bader studied systematic musicology, physics, ethnology, and music history at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He currently works and performs as a guitarist in the field of jazz, modern classical music and improvisation. His work focuses on the musical timbre in acoustics, music psychology and physiology. Since 2002 he has been teaching acoustics, finite-element and finite-difference methods at the University of Hamburg and has been working on several projects in musical acoustics. His ethnological work on the music and cultural interchange in Southeast Asia, especially about Bali and Nepal includes cultural and historical but also acoustical aspects.

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"Dr. Bader’s book would be of keen interest to … those who are interested in complex boundary element methods in acoustics and computational modelling. It may also be ideal for acousticians involved in uncovering the secrets of the mystical geometries of the classical guitar … . The book includes 65 figures and illustrations and addresses many areas of practical interest related to the guitar … . my impression is that the book is a broad and accessible text on the dynamics of the guitar." (Salem Hertil, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 11 (3), 2006)

“The book in question is part of this type of research work and gives an accurate, detailed analysis of the structural components of a classical guitar, proposing mathematical models featuring various levels of complexity. … even luthiers, with the aid of skilled input, might find this book interesting with a view to obtaining useful suggestions that could help them improve prototype development.”­­­ (Bruno Pizzigoni, Meccanica, Vol. 45, August, 2010)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Mechanics of the Classical Guitar
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31103-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31103-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25136-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06425-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 182
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