Arthur went to school in Lahore now Pakistan and after completing high school, he returned to the U. He resumed his education in physics receiving an AB degree in and a PhD. He joined the faculty of Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland the same year where he combined work in low-energy atomic and nuclear physics with the study of musical instruments. In his pioneering research on brass and woodwind instruments Benade effectively combined theory and engineering practice in his study of their acoustics, tone production, and response, becoming an international authority in the field. He also was a skilled woodwind instrument maker, a practiced amateur performer on the flute and clarinet, enabling him to work closely with many professional musicians as a consultant.
|Published (Last):||2 July 2011|
|PDF File Size:||6.69 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.7 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
American acoustician. His parents being missionaries, he spent much of his childhood in Lahore. Promoted to a full professorship in , he continued in that post until shortly before his death. A skilled woodwind player, he had an exceptional ability to relate the results of acoustical research to the practical requirements of musicians and musical instrument makers. Benade established a research programme which made many fundamental contributions to the understanding of the operation of wind instruments.
Also active in string instrument research, he was a founding member of the Catgut Acoustical Society and its president between and You do not currently have access to this article. Please login to access the full content. Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Grove Music Online. Advanced search. Highlight search term Email Share This.
Sign In Article Navigation. Subscriber sign in You could not be signed in, please check and try again. Username Please enter your Username. Password Please enter your Password. Forgot password? Don't have an account? Sign in via your Institution. You could not be signed in, please check and try again. Sign in with your library card Please enter your library card number. Search within Article contents Writings.
You do not currently have access to this article Login Please login to access the full content. Subscribe Please subscribe to access the full content. Oxford University Press. Sign in to annotate. Delete Cancel Save. Close Save. Galpin Society Journal. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics
American acoustician. His parents being missionaries, he spent much of his childhood in Lahore. Promoted to a full professorship in , he continued in that post until shortly before his death. A skilled woodwind player, he had an exceptional ability to relate the results of acoustical research to the practical requirements of musicians and musical instrument makers.
Similar authors to follow
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics is a landmark book in its field, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable statement of everything of acoustical importance to music-making. Though directed primarily to the music student who is taking an acoustics course, it is essential reading for all musicians, music lovers, and audiophiles eager to expand their musical horizons. The book deals extensively with the fundamental modes of sound production and with the special sound-producing properties of the musical instruments in common use today — keyboard, string, brass, woodwind, and percussion — as well as the human voice. It further explores the critical roles played by the room and by the hearer's auditory apparatus.