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The essence of an instrument

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Summary:Analyses the essential features required in any instrument if a usable musical sound is to be produced. Program examines how energy can be provided, how sound can be amplified, how amplification changes the quality of sound, and the consequences for music produced by synthesizers and computers.
Royal Institution 1989 Christmas Lectures.
Contributor:Taylor, Charles Alfred
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Independent Communications Associates
British Broadcasting Corporation
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Music Acoustics and physics
Musical instruments
Music and science
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)
Audio amplifiers
Credits:Host, Charles Taylor. Producer/director, Brian Johnson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Science, Technology, and Math
Music
Collection:Films@UM
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