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SINCE the publication, some five and twenty years ago, of Helmholtz's great work on musical acoustics, the study of the nature of sound has become popular. The ordinary phenomena of hearing must interest every one; but it is to the thoughtful student of music that the subject presents its chief attractions. We cannot imagine any intelligent musician who will not be desirous to know something of the foundation of the wonderful fabric he has to deal with, and to learn how the principles of science bear on the practice of the art.

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