By Nicholas J. Giordano

Why does a piano sound like a piano? an identical query may be requested of just about all musical tools. a specific note-such as center C-can be produced by means of 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 valuable quest within the learn of musical tools is to appreciate why the sound of the "same" word relies tremendously at the tool, and to clarify which facets of an tool are most important in generating the musical tones attribute of the device. the first target of this e-book is to enquire those questions for the piano. the reasons during this ebook use not less than arithmetic, and are meant for a person who's drawn to song and musical tools. whilst, there are various insights pertaining to physics and the piano that may most probably be fascinating and maybe incredible for lots of physicists.

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