Subject History

History: Physics and acoustics of music

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  • Name: Physics and acoustics of music
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    "Physics and acoustics of music" is the field of of acoustics concerned with researching and describing the physics of music – how sounds are employed to make music.

    Some subfields in "Physics and acoustics of music" include The physics of musical instruments, Frequency range of music, Fourier analysis, Computer analysis of musical structure, Synthesis of musical sounds, Music cognition, based on physics (also known as psychoacoustics).

    Donald E. Hall, Arthur H. Benade are a few specialists of "Physics and acoustics of music".

    Some motivations are study the function of musical instruments, the human voice (the physics of speech and singing), computer analysis of melody, and in the clinical use of music in music therapy.