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SOUND AND MUSIC.

Cambridge:

PRINTED BY J. AND C. F. CLAY,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE

PHYSICAL CONSTITUTION OF

Musical Sounds and Harmony.

BY

SEDLEY TAYLOR, M. A.

FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

THIRD EDITION.

London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1896

[All Rights reserved.]

46.28 Mus99,993, 160

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
DEPARTEENT OF MUSIC

THE GIFT OF
WALTER RAYMOND SPALDING

OCT 1921

First Edition, 1873; Second 1883; Third, 1896.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

The following treatise, portions of which have been delivered in lectures at the South Kensington Museum, the Royal Academy of Music, and elsewhere, aims at placing before persons unacquainted with Mathematics an intelligible and succinct account of that part of the Theory of Sound which constitutes the physical basis of the Art of Music. No preliminary knowledge, save of Arithmetic and of the musical notation in common use, is assumed to be possessed by the reader. The importance of combining theoretical and experimental modes of treatment has been kept steadily in view throughout.

The author has incorporated the chief Acoustical discoveries of Professor Helmholtz, but adopted his own course in explaining them and developing their connection with the previously established

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