The sounds we hear

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After completing this chapter you should
  • understand how the ear hears sounds

  • know what frequencies of sound are normally audible

  • know what forced oscillations are

  • understand resonance

  • be able to describe how musical instruments produce their sounds

  • be able to describe the fundamental and overtones in a musical sound

  • understand why different instruments have different tone or quality

  • know what is meant by noise.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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