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Music Acoustics

Music Acoustics

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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Thomas Stokes
Thomas Stokes (Teacher (K-12))
2 years ago
It is very creative
Alicia Merino Gamboa
Alicia Merino Gamboa (Teacher (K-12))
2 years ago
Thanks you for this post, is really usefull the information.
Maria Luisa Castro
13 years ago
Very complete information about each instrument detail. Includes drawings and sounds of instrument which are very helpful to understand it´s use.
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
7 years ago

Lacks interactivity

Time spent reviewing site: 15 mnts
Edward Welkens
Edward Welkens (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
5 years ago
A good explanation of general concepts.
Sandra T. Tiznado
Sandra T. Tiznado (Faculty)
9 years ago


Excelente material!

Used in course? Yes
sergio muñoz
sergio muñoz (Faculty)
9 years ago
David Santiago del Río Valencia
11 years ago

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

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min
Linda Scarpa
Linda Scarpa (Consultant)
11 years ago

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.

Technical Remarks:

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

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes.
Blake Parsons
Blake Parsons (Teacher (K-12))
12 years ago

Lots of interesting physics concepts on strange aspects of sound

Glen Collins
Glen Collins (Staff)
14 years ago
A great site overall! Loved the section on guitar bracing geometries.