Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2013 M06 5 - 345 páginas
Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale focuses on perceptions of consonance and dissonance, and how these are dependent on timbre. This also relates to musical scale: certain timbres sound more consonant in some scales than others. Sensory consonance and the ability to measure it have important implications for the design of audio devices and for musical theory and analysis. Applications include methods of adapting sounds for arbitrary scales, ways to specify scales for nonharmonic sounds, and techniques of sound manipulation based on maximizing (or minimizing) consonance. Special consideration is given here to a new method of adaptive tuning that can automatically adjust the tuning of a piece based its timbral character so as to minimize dissonance. Audio examples illustrating the ideas presented are provided on an accompanying CD. This unique analysis of sound and scale will be of interest to physicists and engineers working in acoustics, as well as to musicians and psychologists.
 

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The Science of Sound
11
Musical Scales 49
48
Consonance and Dissonance of Harmonic Sounds
73
Related Spectra and Scales
89
A Bell A Rock A Crystal
123
Adaptive Tunings 147
146
The Gamelan
165
ConsonanceBased Musical Analysis
189
Spectral Mappings 235
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A Music Theory for 10tet
259
Speculation Correlation Interpretation Conclusion
271
Appendix A Mathematics of Beats 283
281
Additive Synthesis
297
Appendix F Properties of Dissonance Curves
303
Appendix G Behavior of Adaptive Tunings 309
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Discography
333

From Tuning to Spectrum
211

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