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Link to special material from Professor Baker
Presentation by Bertrand Cattiaux (Liourdes, France) PDF 46Mb
on Meyerson Organ
Webpage on Meyerson Symphonic Center
Video link for first week of class is here:
Prof. Tunks' presentation of the Ear in PowerPoint (1.4M) and PDF (0.7M)
Student project: Intereactive PDF diagram of the ear:
Prof. Tunks' notes on scales and temperament (6 pages scanned: 0.6M PDF File)
Student notes on scales and temperament (4 pages: x.xM PDF File)
"Minute Physics" video on scales and temperament
( 4:19min video File)
"Powers of 10" Classic video: ( 9:00min video File)
The physics of musical scales: Theory and experiment ( 9 pages PDF)
32 Metronome Synchronization (4:00 video)
A tiny rolling wooden ball plays Bach (3:04 video)
Widespread use of MP3 players has experts concerned (1 page scanned: 0.24M PDF File)
Term sheets PDF (388K) or Word (90K) formats
Fundamental Units Diagram PDF (15K)
The Acoustical Foundations of Music, by John Backus. ISBN: 0393090965.
Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics by Perry R. Cook. ISBN: 0262032562.
Musical Acoustics, by Thomas D. Rossing. ISBN: 091785330X.
The Psychology of Music, by Diana Deutsch. ISBN: 0122135652.
The Physics of Musical Instruments, by Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing. ISBN: 0387983740.
The Science of Sound, by Thomas D. Rossing. ISBN: 0201157276.
Science and Music, by Sir James Hopwood Jeans. ISBN: 0486619648.
Horns, Strings, and Harmony, by Arthur H. Benade. ISBN: 0486273318.
Music, Physics and Engineering, by Harry Ferdinand Olson. ISBN: 0486217698.
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics, by Arthur H. Benade. ISBN: 048626484X.
www.freemosquitoringtones.org/ A tone outside the audible range of hearing for most people over the age of 30. This means that you can get phone calls and receive text messages in class or school without teachers hearing it.
The Music Instinct: Researchers and scientists from a variety of fields are using groundbreaking techniques that reveal startling new connections between music and the human mind, the body and the universe. Together with an array of musicians from rock and rap to jazz and classical, they are putting music under the microscope.
What is the scale of the universe: Here is a really cool applet. The Scale of the Universe
The idea is similar to the Powers of Ten
Java Standing Wave Applet courtesy of Robert Hart
Resonance of square plate A great illustration of resonances of a square plate, and also a Ripple Tank. (Shown to me by Spencer Mabrito)
Black Hole Strikes Deepest Musical Note Ever Heard Astronomers have detected the deepest note ever generated in the cosmos, a B-flat flying through space like a ripple on an invisible pond. No human will actually hear the note, because it is 57 octaves below the keys in the middle of a piano.
other miscellaneous web sites
Periodic Table of the Elements from Los Alamos. Useful for figuring the AMU prelab.
Brain Music (shown to us by Brian Hogg) broken link
'Mach c'? Scientists observe sound traveling faster than the speed of light. Applied Physics Letters 90, 014102 (2007).
1.3Mb MPEG Video
Website of Dr. George Baker (DrGeorgeBaker.com)
Perkins Chapel (DMN Reviw of George Baker
Perkins Chapel (Dallas Guide Live Reviw of George Baker September 2008) broken link
CD's Recorded at Perkins Chapel:
MARCEL DUPRE: Organ Works, Vol. 13
* Performer(s): Dupre, Baker, Aeolian-Skinner, Schudi
* Label: Naxos - 8.554542
* Audio CD (October 21, 2003)
* ASIN: B0000BX5KC
Pierre PINCEMAILLE - Improvisations
Solstice Music: SOCD203
Examples of Temperament
Recommended by David Brown, RPT, Piano Technician, Meadows School of the Arts (SMU)
5 Lectures on the Acoustics of Pianos