Why You Hear What You Hear: An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacousticsby Eric J. Heller
Pub. Date: 11/11/2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Why You Hear What You Hear is the first book on the physics of sound for the nonspecialist to empower readers with a hands-on, ears-open approach that includes production, analysis, and perception of sound. The book makes possible a deep intuitive understanding of many aspects of sound, as opposed to the usual approach of mere description. This goal is aided/i>
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This is written on the level of a college textbook and is well worth sturying. It explains the scientific basis for music scales and also discusses the acoustics of music insturments and of music venues.