'This book is a good choice for music students - and ear surgeons. For anyone studying acoustics for the first time the explanations are about as easy as they come and the coverage wide too.'
From the Publisher
Principles of sound
Human hearing and psychoacoustics
Musical timbre, pitch and loudness perception
Sound generation in musical instruments
Sound in different environments (architectural acoustics)
Processing sound electronically
The book's second edition provides new material on wave motion, brass and woodwind instruments, forward and backward masking, an introduction to coding, and diffusion. Additional references and marginal notes explaining basic terms are provided to aid understanding.
Professor David M Howard lectures on music technology at the University of York's Electronics Department. His research interests include the analysis and synthesis of music, speech and singing, human hearing modelling and the use of computer displays in voice teaching. He is an active organist, choral singer and choral conductor. Dr James Angus was an instigator of the music technology courses at York, where he formerly lectured. He is now an independent consultant and researches in the area of acoustics, in particular diffuser design and audio signal processing. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is part of the Focal Press Music Technology Series.