Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music
This book answers a lot of interesting questions about music. For example: Why does middle C on a piano sound different from middle C on a trumpet or violin? How is simple harmonic motion related to music? How is music reflected from walls? What makes music beautiful? What is reverberation and why is it important? How are scales set up? What are pentatonic scales? And lots more.
The book covers all the musical intruments from the piano to the trumpet, and it explains how each works.
An excellent book for anyone interested in the science behind music. 272 pages, 170 drawings.