Musical acoustics

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Musical acoustics or music acoustics is a multidisciplinary field that combines knowledge from physics, psychophysics, organology (classification of the instruments), physiology, music theory, ethnomusicology, signal processing and instrument building, among other disciplines.wikipedia
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Sound

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As a branch of acoustics, it is concerned with researching and describing the physics of music – how sounds are employed to make music.
Applications of acoustics are found in almost all aspects of modern society, subdisciplines include aeroacoustics, audio signal processing, architectural acoustics, bioacoustics, electro-acoustics, environmental noise, musical acoustics, noise control, psychoacoustics, speech, ultrasound, underwater acoustics, and vibration.

Music theory

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His book "On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music " is a revolutionary compendium of several studies and approaches that provided a complete new perspective to music theory, musical performance, music psychology and the physical behaviour of musical instruments.
Music theory textbooks, especially in the United States of America, often include elements of musical acoustics, considerations of musical notation, and techniques of tonal composition (harmony and counterpoint), among other topics.

Tuning fork

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Pure tones can be produced by tuning forks or whistling.
A tuning fork is an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal (usually steel).

Diatonic scale

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The diatonic scale appears in writing throughout history, consisting of seven tones in each octave.

Acoustics

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As a branch of acoustics, it is concerned with researching and describing the physics of music – how sounds are employed to make music.

Music

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As a branch of acoustics, it is concerned with researching and describing the physics of music – how sounds are employed to make music.

Musical instrument

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Human voice

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Interpersonal communication

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Singing

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Melody

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Music therapy

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Examples of areas of study are the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.

Hermann von Helmholtz

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The pioneer of music acoustics was Hermann von Helmholtz, a brilliant German polymath of the XIXth century who was an influential physician, physicist, physiologist, musician, mathematician and philosopher.

Physician

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The pioneer of music acoustics was Hermann von Helmholtz, a brilliant German polymath of the XIXth century who was an influential physician, physicist, physiologist, musician, mathematician and philosopher.

Physicist

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The pioneer of music acoustics was Hermann von Helmholtz, a brilliant German polymath of the XIXth century who was an influential physician, physicist, physiologist, musician, mathematician and philosopher.

Physics

Fourier analysis

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Music psychology

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His book "On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music " is a revolutionary compendium of several studies and approaches that provided a complete new perspective to music theory, musical performance, music psychology and the physical behaviour of musical instruments.

Psychoacoustics

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Spectral density

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Any repeating sound wave that is not a sine wave can be modeled by many different sine waves of the appropriate frequencies and amplitudes (a frequency spectrum).

Human

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In humans the hearing apparatus (composed of the ears and brain) can usually isolate these tones and hear them distinctly.

Hearing

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In humans the hearing apparatus (composed of the ears and brain) can usually isolate these tones and hear them distinctly.