Sensations of Tone

Helmholtz resonator, p.121, fig.32.

On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music (German Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik), commonly referred to as Sensations of Tone, is a foundational work on acoustics and the perception of sound by Hermann von Helmholtz.[1]

The first German edition was published in 1863. The English translation by Alexander J. Ellis was first published in 1875 (the first English edition was from the 1870 third German edition; the second English edition from the 1877 fourth German edition was published in 1885; the 1895 and 1912 third and fourth English editions were reprints of the second edition).[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ von Helmholtz, Hermann. Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik [The Study of the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Foundation for Music Theory] (in German) (1 ed.).
  2. ^ von Helmholtz, Hermann (1885) [1870]. Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik [The Study of the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Foundation for Music Theory]. Translated by Ellis, A.J. (2 ed.).
  3. ^ von Helmholtz, Hermann (1912) [1870]. Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik [The Study of the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Foundation for Music Theory]. Translated by Ellis, A.J. (4 ed.) – via Internet Archive.

External linksEdit

Free downloadable versions of the German-language editions, in several different formats.

Free downloadable versions of the English translation by Alexander J. Ellis, in several different formats.