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With graphs and data from science lab manuals by Schottenbauer Publishing, it is easy to integrate science of music into any curricula! These lab data manuals can be used for schoolwork, homework, and special projects in music, physical science, physics, mathematics, and engineering classes from approximately Grade 7 through university. Each science lab manual contains graphs and data on specific topics, within a multi-volume series. 

Books are available from AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionCreateSpace, and other Internet Retailers. 

Science of Music Performance provides links to free sample graphs from these book series, accompanied by sample lesson plans. A Teacher Resource Guide is available under the Lesson Plans page.



On this page, book topics are listed in the following order:
  • Sound Propagation, Microphones, & Acoustics
  • Musical Performance
  • Bow Technique



Where Does Sound Come From?  Data and Graphs for Science Lab

(German/Deutsch:  Woher Kommt Ton an?  Daten & Diagramme für Science Labor)

Previews from Google Books

Series Trailer Video on YouTube


Volume 1 (Band 1)

This volume presents graphs and data from band and orchestral instruments, including violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon reeds, trumpet, trombone, 5 types of recorders (garklein, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), xylophone, drum pad, cymbals, gong, maracas, guiro, claves, triangle, maracas, wood block, castanets, Tibetan bowl, tuning fork, and voice.

Scientific Instrumentation
Gas Pressure Sensor
Anemometer (Wind Speed) 
Dual-Range Force Sensor
Sound Pressure Meter (Microphone)  

          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1484007956
    ISBN 13: 978-1484007952
    www.createspace.com/4226130
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1484008537
    ISBN 13: 978-1484008539
    www.createspace.com/4228909
        • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1484176901
    ISBN 13: 978-1484176900
        • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1484176898
    ISBN 13: 978-1484176894


    Volume 2 (Band 2)

    Note: A new, revised edition is now available!  (Additional details below.) This volume contains individual pictures of meter readings, including readings from a sound level meter and a tuner. The book contains samples from over 20 musical instruments. 

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Sound Level Meter (Pictures of Individual Recordings)
    Tuner (Pictures of Individual Recordings)

          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1484008308
    ISBN 13: 978-1484008300
    www.createspace.com/4228878
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1484008022
    ISBN 13: 978-1484008027
    www.createspace.com/4226089
          • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 148417688X
    ISBN 13: 978-1484176887
          • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1484176928
    ISBN 13: 978-1484176924


    Volume 2: Revised Edition (Band 2: Gesehene Ausgabe) 

    This volume focuses on sound level measurements, with a continuous-recording sound level meter. Data is collected from multiple band and orchestral instruments, including violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon reeds, trumpet, trombone, 5 types of recorders (garklein, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), xylophone, drum pad, cymbals, gong, maracas, guiro, claves, triangle, maracas, wood block, castanets, Tibetan bowl, tuning fork, and voice.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Sound Level Meter (Continuous Recording with Line Graphs)
    Numerical Analyses and Descriptions of Tuning Systems


          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1499140134
    ISBN 13: 978-1499140132
    www.createspace.com/4759987
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1499140126
    ISBN 13: 978-1499140125
    www.createspace.com/4759986
          • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1499141564
    ISBN 13: 978-1499141566
          • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1499141556
    ISBN 13: 978-1499141559


    Volume 3 (Band 3)

    This volume focuses on the guitar, including a nylon-string classical guitar and a steel string folk guitar. The types of data collected are similar to Volume 1 of this series.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Gas Pressure Sensor
    Anemometer (Wind Speed) 
    Dual-Range Force Sensor
    Sound Pressure Meter (Microphone)  

          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1492292532
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292531
    www.createspace.com/4423165
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1492292524
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292524
    www.createspace.com/4423166
          • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492292567
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292562
          • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492292575
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292579


    Volume 4 (Band 4)

    This volume focuses on phrasing, articulation, and tone, with data from the violin, recorder, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Sound Pressure Meter (Microphone)  

          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 149229263X
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292630
    www.createspace.com/4423185
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1492292648
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292647
    www.createspace.com/4423184
          • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492292664
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292661
          • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492292656
    ISBN 13: 978-1492292654


    Volumes 5 - 10 (Bände 5 - 10)

    These volumes will cover additional band and orchestral instruments, including oboe, bassoon, horn, baritone/euphonium, tuba, viola, cello, string bass, and large percussion, as well as electronic instruments (e.g., theramin, electric violin) and Australian, South American, African, Middle Eastern, and Eastern instruments (e.g., digeridoo, ocarina, berimbau, talking drum, shofar, doumbek, Darbuka, 
    oud, sitar, balalaika). Data will include the same topics as Volumes 1-4.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Gas Pressure Sensor
    Anemometer (Wind Speed) 
    Dual-Range Force Sensor
    Sound Pressure Meter (Microphone)  
    Sound Level Meter
    Tuner 







    How Do You Play That Thingamabob?: The Science of Music Performance

    (German/Deutsch:  Wie Spielt Man Dieses Gerät?:  Die Wissenschaft der Musikalische Darbietung)

    Volume 1: Western Classical Instruments

    Learn about the forces required for playing piano, percussion, violin, guitar, and common woodwind and brass instruments!

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Dual-Range Force Sensor
    Force Plate
    Motion Detector
    Gas Pressure Sensor
    Anemometer (Wind Speed) 
    Air Volume Bag (Tidal Volume Collector)

          • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1490417230
    ISBN 13: 978-1490417233
    www.createspace.com/4320550

      • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 149229098X
    ISBN 13: 978-1492290988
    www.createspace.com/4422947

          • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492291064
    ISBN 13: 978-1492291060
          • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1492291056
    ISBN 13: 978-1492291053


    Volume 2

    Graphs show joint angles and motions required for performing on piano, violin, guitar, percussion, woodwinds, and brass, as well as for conducting.  Additional graphs show breathing patterns associated with performing on wind instruments and voice.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Goniometer
    Spirometer
     
        • Black and White Edition
    ISBN 10: 1495286010
    ISBN 13: 978-1495286018
    www.createspace.com/4631163
          • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1495286029
    ISBN 13: 978-1495286025

        • German/Deutsch: Schwarz und Weiß Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1495286045
    ISBN 13: 978-1495286049

        • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1495286053
    ISBN 13: 978-1495286056
    www.createspace.com/4631170


    Volume 3  

    Graphs show video analyses of motions during musical performance on keyboard, percussion, violin, trombone, and conducting.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Video Analysis
     
        • Color Edition
    ISBN 10: 1497405815
    ISBN 13: 978-1497405813

        • German/Deutsch: Farbe Ausgabe
    ISBN 10: 1497405858
    ISBN 13: 978-1497405851
    www.createspace.com/4724689

    Volumes 4 - 8 <Coming Soon!>

    These volumes will cover additional band and orchestral instruments, including oboe, bassoon, horn, baritone/euphonium, tuba, viola, cello, string bass, and large percussion, as well as electronic instruments (e.g., theramin, electric violin) and Australian, South American, African, Middle Eastern, and Eastern instruments (e.g., digeridoo, ocarina, berimbau, talking drum, shofar, doumbek, Darbuka, oud, sitar, balalaika). Data will include the same topics as Volumes 1-4.

    Scientific Instrumentation
    Dual-Range Force Sensor
    Force Plate
    Motion Detector
    Goniometer (Joint Angles)
    Air Volume Bag (Tidal Volume Collector)
    Gas Pressure Sensor
    Anemometer (Wind Speed) 
    Spirometer (Breathing)





    Bow Technique: Science and Exercises for Violin & Viola: Basic Science

    ISBN 10: 1492970069
    ISBN 13: 978-1492970064

    Amazon Kindle Edition: B00K5UWCHO

    Bow Science & Exercises for Violin & Viola: Preliminary Exercises 

    ISBN 10: 148417674X
    ISBN 13: 978-1484176740
    Amazon Kindle Edition: B00K5UWANA