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Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download. There are some good books on the market that teach the craft of making guitars. Many are well-illustrated and can be very good sources of information for the beginning guitar maker. There is, in addition, a smaller number of books on the market dealing with the science of musical instruments and guitars in particular. This book is intended to bridge the gap between the craftsman and the scientist by presenting the technical considerations involved with designing and manufacturing guitars. With this in mind, I have written for an audience that wants to know how to engineer a guitar and is not put off by the mathematics necessary to describe the various topics.

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

I am an assistant professor in a mechanical engineering technology department and I have, perhaps predictably, written with my own students in mind. They are mathematically literate, but not always comfortable with calculus. Thus, I have avoided calculus where I didn’t think it was required. The topics I have included and the ways in which I have presented them have also been strongly influenced by people working in the guitar industry.

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

There is currently no comprehensive, practice-oriented work to which they can refer and I hope to at least partially address their needs as well. I have tried to include practical information in the text based on my own experience and that of others who have offered their suggestions. This includes tables listing nominal dimensions of different types of instruments and basic properties of components such as tuners and pickups. I have also tried to describe current best practices in guitar design and manufacturing and to identify promising developments that may advance the field.

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

Much of the best work in the field of musical acoustics has been done by physicists or at least written with them in mind. For an excellent overview, I encourage you read The Physics of Musical Instruments by Neville Fletcher and Thomas Rossing. For an equally outstanding overview of acoustics including the basis of musical scales, I encourage you to read The Science of Sound by Thomas Rossing, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler. I keep them both close at hand and continue to learn from both.

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice by Richard Mark French pdf free download

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