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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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Maria Luisa Castro
10 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
4 years ago

Lacks interactivity

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


Excelente material!

Used in course? Yes
sergio muñoz
sergio muñoz (Faculty)
6 years ago
David Santiago del Río Valencia
8 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)
9 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))
9 years ago

Lots of interesting physics concepts on strange aspects of sound

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