The Resource How music works : the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond, John Powell

How music works : the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond, John Powell

Label
How music works : the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond
Title
How music works
Title remainder
the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond
Statement of responsibility
John Powell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Powell, a scientist and musician, answers questions about harmony, timbre, keys, chords, loudness, musical composition, and many more in this intriguing and original guide to acoustics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3805
LC item number
.P69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
Label
How music works : the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond, John Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-257) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • So, what is music, anyway? -- What is perfect pitch and do I have it? -- Notes and noises -- Xylophones and saxophones : same notes but different sounds -- Instrumental break -- How loud is loud? -- Harmony and cacophony -- Weighing up scales -- The self-confident major and the emotional minor -- I got rhythm -- Making music -- Listening to music -- Fiddly details. Naming and identifying intervals ; Using the Decibel system ; Tuning an instrument to the pentatonic scale ; Calculating equal temperament ; The notes of the major keys
  • Accompanying CD: How to get different sounds from a guitar string -- Can you guess what this instrument is? -- Why some notes clash and others get along together -- Different ways to accompany a tune -- Ancient and modern scales -- 3,000-year-old music : ancient harp tuning -- The horrible out-of-tune bamboo whistle -- Confident majors and emotional minors -- How to bring tears to the eyes of the audience -- The magnificent drinking-straw oboe
Dimensions
22 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 264 p.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780316098304
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2010034873
Note
Fine Arts, [text]; compact disc.
Other physical details
ill., music
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 3746922-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3746922
  • (Sirsi) o548642160
  • (OCoLC)548642160
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
How music works : the science and psychology of beautiful sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond, John Powell
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-257) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • So, what is music, anyway? -- What is perfect pitch and do I have it? -- Notes and noises -- Xylophones and saxophones : same notes but different sounds -- Instrumental break -- How loud is loud? -- Harmony and cacophony -- Weighing up scales -- The self-confident major and the emotional minor -- I got rhythm -- Making music -- Listening to music -- Fiddly details. Naming and identifying intervals ; Using the Decibel system ; Tuning an instrument to the pentatonic scale ; Calculating equal temperament ; The notes of the major keys
  • Accompanying CD: How to get different sounds from a guitar string -- Can you guess what this instrument is? -- Why some notes clash and others get along together -- Different ways to accompany a tune -- Ancient and modern scales -- 3,000-year-old music : ancient harp tuning -- The horrible out-of-tune bamboo whistle -- Confident majors and emotional minors -- How to bring tears to the eyes of the audience -- The magnificent drinking-straw oboe
Dimensions
22 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 264 p.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780316098304
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2010034873
Note
Fine Arts, [text]; compact disc.
Other physical details
ill., music
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 3746922-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3746922
  • (Sirsi) o548642160
  • (OCoLC)548642160
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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