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Music Acoustics

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Date Added to MERLOT: August 25, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 14, 2014
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Submitter : Joe Wolfe


The acoustics of musical instruments and the voice. The "Basics" directory introduces and explains general concepts. There are "Introduction to the Acoustics of [instrument name]", data bases, technical material, web services (including a hearing test) and a FAQ.

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Sandra T. Tiznado
24 weeks ago

Sandra T. Tiznado (Faculty)


Excelente material!

Used in course

Avatar for sergio muñoz
27 weeks ago

sergio muñoz (Faculty)


Avatar for David Santiago del Río Valencia
2 years ago

David Santiago del Río Valencia (Teacher (K-12))

Incredible site, explain very clear and dynamically how physics of sound works.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min

Avatar for Linda Scarpa
2 years ago

Linda Scarpa (Consultant)

This is an excellent site to see how physics and music are related.  It is very detailed and gives many examples. If someone is studying sound, it is a wonderful site to see demonstrations, including the mathematics and science behind sound. It is an excellent resource for anyone studying engineering, as well as music.

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This site does a wonderful job by using video, simulations and interactive exercises. 

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes.

Avatar for Blake Parsons
2 years ago

Blake Parsons (Teacher (K-12))

Lots of interesting physics concepts on strange aspects of sound

Avatar for Maria Luisa Castro
4 years ago

Maria Luisa Castro (Staff)

Very complete information about each instrument detail. Includes drawings and sounds of instrument which are very helpful to understand it´s use.

Avatar for Glen Collins
5 years ago

Glen Collins (Staff)

A great site overall! Loved the section on guitar bracing geometries.

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