Acoustics, Instruments, Music Software, and Creativity

Guerino Mazzola, Joomi Park, Florian Thalmann

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This chapter is about technological issues of music and therefore might be more interesting to those who deal with technology, for example in computer music, studio recording and postproduction, or new electronic instruments. However, this chapter is not a standard exposition of acoustics and music hardware and software as may be found in textbooks about music technology, such as (Hosken, 2011; Mazzola, 2006). We shall discuss those contents but with emphasis on their potential roles as tools for musical creativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Critical Concept
  • Fast Fourier Transform Algorithm
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Object
  • Sinusoidal Function


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