February 2020
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    3rd February 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221306
  • Language English
  • Pages 338 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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January 2020
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    30th January 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221290
  • Language English
  • Pages 338 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

The book presents the fundamentals of music science, followed by a discussion on the historical evolution of music. An introduction to the analysis of signals in time and frequency is presented, which includes sound and noise. Features and mathematical aspects of the sound are discussed, including vibration and timbre.

The book presents a review of existing voice models and discusses the voice production, sound perception, music characteristics and acoustics, tempo, rhythm and harmony. Musical theory is presented, including staff, notes, alterations, keys and intervals, tones and associated frequencies and wavelengths.

The creation of major and minor scales is emphasized, along with a study on consonance and dissonance, measure, metric, tempo markings, dynamics, modulation. The book also explains the chord formation, and discusses melody and composition.

The book has four appendices, including an appendix on the basic differentiation and integration theorems, another with useful Fourier tables, and an appendix featuring the notes, their frequencies and wavelengths. The book also has a glossary of music terms.

This book is aimed at musicians, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer analysts. It is also useful for communication and information technology professionals. It is expected to be used as a textbook for courses in Music Science, Music Theory, Sound Theory or Signal Analysis.

1. Fundamentals of music science, and its relation to other subjects
2. Historical evolution of music, and discusses musical eras
3. Relation between musical science and mathematics
4. Analysis of signals in time and frequency, and the Fourier theory
5. Properties and applications of the Fourier transform
6. Basic definitions of musical science, and musical terminology
7. Features of the sound production, including vibration and timbre
8. Music characteristics and acoustics, including tempo, rhythm and harmony
9. Voice models and voice production, along with sound perception
10. The creation of major scales and the formation of minor scales
11. The study on consonance and dissonance
12. Measure and metric, tempo markings and dynamics
13. Music theory and chord formation, along with definitions of notes, staff and alterations, keys and intervals, tones and associated frequencies
14. Melody the fundamentals of music composition
15. Musical instruments, and the usual formation of orchestras and rock bands
16. Main music styles, that include classic, modern, popular and human voice style
Appendix A: Basic differentiation and integration rules
Appendix B: Properties of Fourier series and transform
Appendix C: List of notes, including their frequencies and wavelengths
Appendix D: Glossary of music terms and acronyms

Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar

Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, 1980; his master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil, 1988; and his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, 1994. He worked for the Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB); for the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG); for the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC); and for the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He was visiting professor at the University of Toronto and is now visiting professor at the Senai Cimatec, Salvador, Brazil. He is founder and President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Communications (Iecom). He has been awarded several scholarships and grants from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CNPq), from the IEEE Foundation, from the University of Waterloo, and from the Federal University of Paraiba. He received an achievement award from the Brazilian Telecommunications Society (SBrT), an award from the Medicine College of the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), and an achievement award from the College of Engineering of the Federal University of Pernambuco. He published over 500 engineering and scientific papers and 26 books. He also wrote chapters for 12 books. He served on the Board of Directors of SBrT and on the SBMO Council. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, and he was a columnist for the traditional Brazilian newspaper Jornal do Commercio. He is a laureate of the prestigious 2014 Attilio Giarola Medal of the Brazilian Microwave and Optoelectronics Society (SBMO).

Music Science, Music Theory, Acoustics, Sound Analysis, Fourier Theory