Lew Paxton Price
This is a sequel to Secrets of the Flute: The Physics, Math and Design of Non-Mechanical Folk Flutes, first published in 1991. It is written for those teaching or studying the physics and math of the woodwind instruments, for professional flute makers as well as for serious hobbyists who wish to enhance their understanding of the principles of wind instrument design.
New information presented in this edition are a culmination of Price's extensive research and analysis of flute design. Added to his earlier work are new equations defining minimum playing hole sizes, maximum values for the invisible extension at the embouchure and other essential flute parameters.
Some of the chapters include: Further Explanation of the Sound Mechanism, Physics of the Enclosed Air Column, Head vs. Foot, Resonance, The Overall Flute Ratio, Tunable Flutes, Equivalent Diameters, The Playing Hole Equation, Nodes and Antinodes, Minimum Playing Holes Size, Energy, Using Multiple Tuning or Direction Holes, Holes at Ends of the Instrument, Volume, The Circular Musical Scale, The Tapered Bore, Calculations for Odd Embouchures, More on Panpipes, The Tapered Head Joint, and Notched End-Blown Flutes.
Appendices include a glossary of terms and list of commonly used equations. 64 pages. CM-20
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