How We Hear Music: The Relationship between Music and the Hearing Mechanism
Publisher: Boydell Press | ISBN: 0851159400 | edition 2003 | PDF | 188 pages | 12,1 mb
Choice Outstanding Academic Title Informed by a broad expertise comprehending all of the disciplines for which human hearing is pertinent. Beament('s) model for the hearing of music…is not only the most speculative section of the book but also the most brilliant. Recommended warmly… it should find a niche in virtually every college, university and professional music library. CHOICE Hearing selected music. By surveying what it selected as western music, this book covers much of the acoustics a student needs, without mathematics or scientific background. It raises many questions about intervals, scales, tone, pitch, loudness and time, and throws doubt on the role conventionally ascribed to harmonics; an account of how musical sounds are coded by the ear and the brain's processing units, provides answers to most of the questions.