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JPG file icon Psychoacoustics. Facts and Models. - H.Fastl, E.Zwicker 7/22/20 Details

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Psychoacoustics – Facts and Models offers a unique, comprehensive summary of information describing the processing of sound by the human hearing system. It includes quantitative relations between sound stimuli and auditory perception in terms of hearing sensations, for which quantitative models are given, as well as an unequalled collection of data on the human hearing system as a receiver of acoustic information. In addition, many examples of the practical application of the results of basic research in fields such as noise control, audiology, or sound quality engineering are detailed. The third edition includes an additional chapter on audio-visual interactions and applications, plus more on applications throughout. Reviews of previous editions have characterized it as "an essential source of psychoacoustic knowledge," "a major landmark ," and a book that "without doubt will have a long-lasting effect on the standing and future evolution of this scientific domain."
JPG file icon Physics and Music. The Science of Musical Sounds. - H.E.White, D.H.White 7/22/20 Details

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This foundational text is written for students who want to go beyond the perceptual stage of music to learn how musical sound is created and perceived. It surveys a wide range of topics related to acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music. Succeeding chapters explore the general principles of sound, musical scales, the primary ways in which sound can be generated, the characteristics of instruments, the use of mechanical and electronic recording devices, hi-fi stereophonic and quadraphonic sound, the design of electronic musical instruments, and architectural acoustics. Comprehensive yet accessible, Physics and Music includes over 300 diagrams, photographs, and tables. Each chapter concludes with questions, problems, and projects, in addition to references for further study.
JPG file icon Musica e Cervello - A.Montinaro 6/23/20 Details

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This essay is intended to be a synthesis of what Neuroscience constantly offers to our attention on the fascinating Music-Brain relationship. The exploration of a millennial path that leads from Myth to Science is a challenge that we have tried to face with humility and love. The love that derives from a simple and providential custom: listening! The numerous in-depth functional studies, accompanied by splendid neuroimaging, have profoundly changed in the last 20 years the approach to a theme that research can now conduct with increasingly sophisticated instruments. Equally music therapy, even if with difficulty, is establishing itself as accepted support therapy, while Novalis already asserted: "Every disease has a musical solution. The greater the musical talent of the doctor, the shorter and more complete is the solution". A documented exploration of all this is offered in these pages, the result of an enclosed bibliographic research that can represent the starting point for further study. Italian Language
JPG file icon Music Psychology in Education - Susan Hallam 7/22/20 Details

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The psychological study of music has a long history, with research being undertaken in relation to every aspect of human musical behaviour. Although much of the interest is if direct concern to music educators, it has not until now been presented in an easily accessible, single volume. Music Psychology in Education presents a comprehensive overview of the field, beginning with the function of music in society today its origins, nature and purposes, taking account of cross-cultural perspectives. Individual chapters then focus on the psychological underpinnings of the elements of music education Music the brain and learning; Early Development; Musical Ability; Listening, appraising and responding to music; Composing and improvising; Learning to play an instrument and develop vocal skills; Learning through practice; Motivation and musical identity; Assessment; Teachers and teaching; The impact of music through life. This book will be of particular interest to those training to be instrumental and class teachers, and teachers wishing to further their understanding of teaching and learning. It addresses the psychological underpinnings of all elements of music education and provides a short introduction to the field of music psychology.
JPG file icon IntroducaoFisicaAcustica - Clóves Gonçalves Rodrigues 7/22/20 Details

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This textbook is an introductory course in acoustic physics for undergraduate students from various fields. Chapter 1 reviews the major physical quantities and the international system of units. Chapter 2 deals with periodic oscillations and movements. Chapter 3 introduces wave motion, with wave classification, progressive wave equation, wave number and angular frequency, wave speed, wave phenomena, standing waves, and resonance. Chapters 4 and 5 deal specifically with sound waves - with an emphasis on their production and propagation - dealing with: infrasound and ultrasound, sound velocity, sound energy intensity, human ear sensitivity, sound intensity level, sound level. sound pressure, sound reflection, refraction and diffraction, beats, Doppler effect, resonance and vibrating membrane. Chapter 6 deals with the physical characteristics of sound and its perception by the human hearing system, with topics such as sound intensity, pitch, timbre, tone, noise, noise, musical sounds, the speech production process, hearing, the sensitivity of the human ear, the relationship between hearing sensations and the physical characteristics of sound, audiograms and isophonic curves, binaurality, noise pollution, hearing loss and hearing aids.