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The book presents the fundamentals of music science, followed by a discussion on the historical evolution of music. Anintroduction to the analysis of signals in time and frequency is presented, which includes sound and noise. Features and mathematical aspects of the soundare discussed, including vibration and timbre.The book presents a review of existing voicemodels and discusses the voice production, sound perception, music characteristics and acoustics, tempo, rhythm and harmony. Musical theory is presented, including staff, notes, alterations, keys and intervals, tones and associated frequencies and wavelengths.The creation of major and minor scales isemphasized, along with a study on consonance and dissonance, measure, metric, tempo markings, dynamics, modulation. The book also explains the chord formation, and discusses melody and composition.The book has four appendices, including anappendix on the basic differentiation and integration theorems, another withuseful Fourier tables, and an appendix featuring the notes, their frequenciesand wavelengths. The book also has aglossary of music terms.This book is aimed at musicians, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer analysts. It is also useful for communication and information technology professionals. It is expected to be used as a textbook for courses in Music Science, Music Theory, Sound Theory or Signal Analysis.