Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments

Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments

by Cris Forster


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Musical Mathematics is the definitive tome for the adventurous musician. Integrating mathematics, music history, and hands-on experience, this volume serves as a comprehensive guide to the tunings and scales of acoustic instruments from around the world. Author, composer, and builder Cris Forster illuminates the mathematical principles of acoustic music, offering practical information and new discoveries about both traditional and innovative instruments.With this knowledge readers can improve, or begin to build, their own instruments inspired by Forster's creationsshown in 16 color plates. For those ready to step outside musical conventions and those whose curiosity about the science of sound is never satisfied, Musical Mathematics is the map to a new musical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811874076
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/14/2010
Pages: 952
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cris Forster is a musical instrument builder, composer, and scholar. He lives in San Francisco.

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