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HAND-BOOK OF ACOUSTICS.
CHAPTER I.
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Introductory : The Origin of a Musical Sound.
It must be evident to every one, that the cause of the sensation we term "sound," is something external to us. It is almost equally obvious that this external cause is motion. To be convinced of this
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fact, it is only necessary to trace any sound to its origin ; the sound from a piano, for example, to its vibrating string, or that from a harmonium to its oscillating tongue. If the glass bell (fig. 1) be
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