By Marshall Long
THE ebook on acoustics for non-acousticians. Comprehensive,concise, and fully obtainable for a person with an curiosity in acoustics. THE "go to" textual content for audio engineers, sound designers, and musicians who are looking to larger comprehend the actual global that without delay results their artwork.
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St. Mark’s, illustrated in Fig. 7, was later home to a series of brilliant composers including Willaert (1480–1562), Gabrielli (1557–1612), and Monteverdi (1567–1643). The music, which we now associate with Gregorian chant, developed as part of the worship in the eighth and ninth centuries. The organum, a chant of two parts, grew slowly from the earlier monodic music. At ﬁrst this form consisted of a melody that was sung (held) by a tenor (tenere, to hold) while another singer had the same melodic line at an interval a forth above.
1. The seating was steeply sloped in these structures, typically 2:1, which afforded good sight lines and reduced grazing attenuation. Even with these techniques, it is remarkable that this theater, which seated as many as 17,000 people, actually functioned. 1 Ancient Theater at Epidaurus, Greece (Izenour, 1977) Historical Introduction 3 The ancient Greeks were aware of other acoustical principles, at least empirically. Chariot wheels in Asia Minor were heavy, whereas those of the Greeks were light since they had to operate on rocky ground.
By the early 1600s, the pipe organ had developed into an instrument of considerable technical development. Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), now recognized as one of the foremost Baroque composers, ﬁrst learned violin from his father, who was a violinist at St. Mark’s in Venice. He was a priest and later (1709) music director at a school for foundling girls, the Seminario dell’Ospitale della Pieta. His intricate compositions for the violin and other instruments of the time feature highly detailed passages characteristic of what is now known as chamber music, written for small rooms or salons.
Architectural Acoustics (Applications of Modern Acoustics) by Marshall Long