By Nicholas J. Giordano

Why does a piano sound like a piano? an identical query may be requested of almost all musical tools. a specific note-such as center C-can be produced through a piano, a violin, a clarinet, and plenty of different tools, but it's easy for even a musically untrained listener to tell apart among those various tools. A crucial quest within the examine of musical tools is to appreciate why the sound of the "same" notice relies drastically at the software, and to clarify which elements of an device are most crucial in generating the musical tones attribute of the device. the first aim of this ebook is to enquire those questions for the piano. the reasons during this ebook use no less than arithmetic, and are meant for somebody who's attracted to track and musical tools. even as, there are numerous insights pertaining to physics and the piano that may most likely be attention-grabbing and maybe dazzling for plenty of physicists.

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