Introduction -- Japanese Flutes and their musical acoustic peculiarities -- Acoustics of the Qin -- Tone Production of the Wurlitzer and Rhodes E-Pianos -- Feedback of Different Room Geometries on the Sound Generation and Sound Radiation of an Organ Pipe -- Acoustical Modeling of Mutes for Brass Instruments -- Comparison of Vocal and Violin Vibrato with Relationship to the Source/Filter Model -- Vowel Quality in Violin Sounds – a Timbre Analysis of Italian Masterpieces -- Sound, Pitches and Tuning of a Historic Carillon -- Source Width in Music Production. Methods in Stereo, Ambisonics, and Wave Field Synthesis -- Methods in Neuromusicology: Principles, Trends, Examples and the pros and cons -- An intelligent music system to perform different "shapes of jazz – to come -- Explorations in Keyboard Temperaments. Some Empirical Observations.
This book comprises twelve articles which cover a range of topics from musical instrument acoustics to issues in psychoacoustics and sound perception as well as neuromusicology. In addition to experimental methods and data acquisition, modeling (such as FEM or wave field synthesis) and numerical simulation plays a central role in studies addressing sound production in musical instruments as well as interaction of radiated sound with the environment. Some of the studies have a focus on psychoacoustic aspects in regard to virtual pitch and timbre as well as apparent source width (for techniques such as stereo or ambisonics) in music production. Since musical acoustics imply subjects playing instruments or singing in order to produce sound according to musical structures, this area is also covered including a study that presents an artifical intelligent agent capable to interact with a real (’analog’) player in musical genres such as traditional and free jazz. ..