Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Sound Chapter 2: Introduction to Hearing Chapter 3: Notes and Harmony Chapter 4: Acoustic Model for Musical Instruments Chapter 5: Hearing Timbre and Deceiving the Ear Chapter 6: Hearing Music in Different Environments Chapter 7: Applications: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Combined Appendix 1: The Fourier Transform Appendix 2: Solving the ERB Equation Appendix 3: Converting between Frequency Ratios and Cents Appendix 4: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation Appendix 5: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation for Different Frequencies and Surfaces Appendix 6: The Effect of Speaker Sixe on its Polar Pattern Appendix 7: Track Listing for the Audio Compact Disc Index
David M. Howard is the Founding Head of a new Department of Electronics at Royal Holloway, University of London. David's research interests include the analysis and synthesis of singing, speech, and music, the use of computers and apps for real-time singing training and tuning in a cappella singing. David has been involved in forensic audio casework and appears regularly on radio and TV, including as a presenter for Voice and Castrato for BBC4-TV. Jamie A.S. Angus is Professor of Audio Technology in the School of Computing, Science, and Engineering at the University of Salford. She was one of the originators of the UK's first university-level music technology course at the University of York in 1986. She both teaches and researches in room and speech acoustics, diffuser design, GPGPU in acoustic simulation, and audio signal processing and coding. She invented the modulated and absorption diffuser structures and was awarded an AES Fellowship Prize and the IOA Peter Barnett Memorial Prize in 2004.