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PHYS 150 The Physics of Music

Finding Background Info

You can always try searching the William and Mary Libraries catalog and then narrow the Material Type to books, book chapters, or reference entries (this video is a refresher on searching the catalog; some of the details are different but the process remains the same). However, some of the specific background resources below may also be useful.

Useful subject headings include: 

  • Music Acoustics and physics 
  • Acoustics
  • INSTRUMENT - Acoustics 
  • Sound 
  • Sound recording and producing
  • Musical temperament
  • Vibration 
  • and more (find a good book and look for more)!

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