Physics of the Piano

Physics of the Piano

The Piano. W. W. Norton and Company, New York. Roederer, J. G. (2008). Introduction to the Physics and Psychophysics of Music, 4th Edition. SpringerVerlag, New York. Roell, C. H. (1989). The Piano in America 1890–1940.

Author: Nicholas J. Giordano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192506634

Category: Science

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Why does a piano sound like a piano? A similar question can be asked of virtually all musical instruments. A particular note-such as middle C-can be produced by a piano, a violin, a clarinet, and many other instruments, yet it is easy for even a musically untrained listener to distinguish between these different instruments. A central quest in the study of musical instruments is to understand why the sound of the "same" note depends greatly on the instrument, and to elucidate which aspects of an instrument are most critical in producing the musical tones characteristic of the instrument. The primary goal of this book is to investigate these questions for the piano. The explanations in this book use a minimum of mathematics, and are intended for anyone who is interested in music and musical instruments. At the same time, there are many insights relating physics and the piano that will likely be interesting and perhaps surprising for many physicists.
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Physics of the Piano

Physics of the Piano

The primary goal of this book is to investigate these questions for the piano. The explanations in this book use a minimum of mathematics, and are intended for anyone who is interested in music and musical instruments.

Author: Nicholas J. Giordano

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ISBN: 0198789149

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Investigates how pianos produce sound and which aspects of the instrument are critical in producing musical tones.
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Physics and Global Dynamics

Physics and Global Dynamics

Perhaps the example of the piano of my friend Gema can help explaining, in broad strokes, relationship of new theory with ClassicalPhysics of Newton's Laws and Modern Physics: Intuitive example of Gema's piano First, we would have ...

Author: José Tiberius

Publisher: Molwick

ISBN: 9788415328360

Category: Science

Page: 120

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Relationship between mass and its movement or velocity, and its variation or acceleration in Global Dynamics. Laws of Newton. Concept of force, motion, energy and mass as properties of reticular matter. Types of movement. Dynamics of light and free fall bodies. Actually, Newton’s Physics provided the causes for being at rest more than those for motion. I don’t know if Newton liked to ski and eliminate friction much, but what he needed were forces that counteract the omnipresent force of gravity in order to explain why an object remained at rest. Wikipedia points out that while, according to the ancient Physics of the Greeks, the natural state of bodies was to be at rest, for Modern Physics, it is conserving the state of movement that they are in if the causes for being at rest, such as friction, are eliminated. If Newton’s Laws developed the dynamics of being at rest, the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, both of which were around the beginning of the last century, have developed the kinematics of movement. That is, they are scientific theories that describe movement but not the causes for it, just its mathematical representation. Einstein’s General Relativity tries to add some causes, such as the geometric effect of the space-time continuum, but it is still a mathematical explanation, always biased and with many odd singularities.
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Science and History of the Piano

Science and History of the Piano

The first issue related to science that one encounters in daily life might be a musical instrument.

Author: Julian Ting

Publisher: 秀才書屋

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Category: Science

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The first issue related to science that one encounters in daily life might be a musical instrument. Many children began to learn the piano or the violin from kindergarten age; they can hence proceed to perform recitals in high school. One who plays a violin must inevitably tune this instrument daily. If a string breaks, it must be replaced. Sometimes a bridge must be made and the sound post adjusted. Pianists, however, have access only to the keyboard. Tuning? That is a matter for a professional. They hence have little idea about what pianos are. School teachers never teach that. High-school science exhibitions seldom involve topics in this area. Even though these studies are not in the mainstream of modern science, the physics involved is not simple at all: it is closely related to research in other fields.
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Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments

U.S. Patent 9,058,800, 16 June 2015 Fletcher NH, Rossing TD (2010) The physics of musical instruments, 2nd edn. Springer, New York Giordano N (2011) Evolution of music wire and its impact on the development of the piano.

Author: Voichita Bucur

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319320809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 975

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This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra – violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species’ properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a ‘secret ingredient’ used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... BT Percussion with orchestra Solos with piano [ M1039 BT Trios ( Piano , percussion ) , Arranged Variations ( Physics ) USE Fluctuations ( Physics ) Variations ( Piano ) ( M27 , BT Piano music Variations ( Piano , 1 hand ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435065918369

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

P45 ) BT Lattice theory Statistical physics NT Anderson model Hopping conduction Percomorphi USE Perciformes ... -Scores and parts ( M1140 Percussion and oud music USE Oud and percussion music Percussion and piano music M284.

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office

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ISBN: UOM:39015079817063

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The Industrialist

The Industrialist

II 11 .13-16 18 Theory of M .8 Violin 14 Violin .9 Piano 13 Piano . .12 Piano 15 Piano 15 Piano .15 15 Piano 10 Piano 16 ... Lab S 30 Physics IV Physics IV .21 Physics IV Telephony .8 Physics I. Physics IV 21 Home Mgt D. S. Elect .

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ISBN: OSU:32435058676156

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture