Nota Bene: Unmasking Melodious Sounds

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Science  04 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5420, pp. 1628
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5420.1628

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The Physics of Musical Instruments 2nd ed. Neville H. Fletcher and Thomas D. Rossing. Springer, New York, 1998. 776 pp. $69.95. ISBN 0-387-98374-0.

Fletcher and Rossing revise and update their comprehensive quantitative analysis of music-making devices and provide an entirely new chapter on the materials science of instruments.