Title, The Acoustical Foundations of Music. Author, John Backus. Publisher, W. W. Norton, ISBN, , Length, pages. The original purpose of Professor Backus’s book was to collect and organize the of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments;. acousticians, among musicians the whole subject has of course taken a rather different turn. Thus, at least one well-known music-analytic view- point treats the.

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Lists with This Book. Dave rated it really liked it Sep 19, The aims and organization of the second edition remain the same; the results are more complete and up-to-date. To be completely honestly, the last pages of this book were skimmed through.

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To ask other readers questions about The Acoustical Foundations of Musicplease sign up. Raven Sanders rated it really liked it Apr 17, The first several chapters were what I wanted the most; the scientific properties of sound in general. Share your thoughts with other customers. I learned numerous facts and properties about sound and specifically musical sound.