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Explorations in the History of Machines and MechanismsAn Introduction to the Ancient Mechanical Wind-Instrument Automata

Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms: An Introduction to the Ancient Mechanical... [Mechanical music-playing automata have been made to play music or simulate animal sounds for several thousand years, the combined products of music and technology. This study introduces the musical elements and mechanical design parameters of such objects. Three types of wind-instrument automata are classified based on the sounds they make, namely the whistle, pan flute, and slide whistle type. A structural analysis of the mechanisms of four typical ancient mechanical devices is also provided.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Explorations in the History of Machines and MechanismsAn Introduction to the Ancient Mechanical Wind-Instrument Automata

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science Book Series (volume 32)
Editors: López-Cajún, Carlos; Ceccarelli, Marco

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
ISBN
978-3-319-31182-1
Pages
77 –85
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31184-5_8
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Mechanical music-playing automata have been made to play music or simulate animal sounds for several thousand years, the combined products of music and technology. This study introduces the musical elements and mechanical design parameters of such objects. Three types of wind-instrument automata are classified based on the sounds they make, namely the whistle, pan flute, and slide whistle type. A structural analysis of the mechanisms of four typical ancient mechanical devices is also provided.]

Published: Apr 16, 2016

Keywords: History of machines; Music-playing automaton; Mechanical aerophone; Mechanism structural analysis

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