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A tutorial from the Physics Classroom that clearly explains the nature, properties and behaviour of sound waves and music, with good animations.
A basic explanation of sound: what it is, how it travels, how you characterise sounds (frequency, wavelegth and intensity) and how they are made.
A very detailed site about sounds and acoustics, using the authors room as a case study.
A simple experiment to do on sound. All you need is a large plastic cup, piece of string and some water.
A simple activity to explore how sound is made. All you need is a friend and a piece of string.
A nice site designed to help students to understand sound and waves, very well presented. There are acoustic and audio related web demonstrations and experiments.
Read how changes in air pressure make annoying sounds.
Explores the music made by a symphony orchestra, with historical facts, several sound samples and illustrations for each instrument group.
A comprehensive article explaining how the voice works, looking at how different parts of the body absorb certain sounds to how sound is created by the vocal chords.
Sound "quality" or "timbre" describes those characteristics which allow the ear to distinguish sounds which have the same pitch and loudness.
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