Title, The Acoustical Foundations of Music. Author, John Backus. Publisher, W. W. Norton, ISBN, , Length, pages. The original purpose of Professor Backus’s book was to collect and organize the of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments;. acousticians, among musicians the whole subject has of course taken a rather different turn. Thus, at least one well-known music-analytic view- point treats the.

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The typical full orchestra for a symphony with violins, wind instruments, brass and percussion never approaches a volume that can damage the human hearing.

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An interesting property that I learned which I was specifically searching for in acustical fantasy project but won’t mentionand found in this book, is that the human ear can only tolerate decibels so loud. Mikey Sweetz rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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Nov 03, Alex Kintzer rated it really liked it. Product details Unknown Binding Publisher: Alicia rated it liked it Jan 15, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However if you are interested in the mechanics of the various instrumental groups this book would be a good resource.

Return to Book Page. The majority of the book provides a very good introduction for anyone looking acouatical further their understanding, but the last 50 or so pages was a little more detailed than necessarily accessible.

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