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Sound Waves and Music

A tutorial from the Physics Classroom that clearly explains the nature, properties and behaviour of sound waves and music, with good animations.

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What is sound?

A basic explanation of sound: what it is, how it travels, how you characterise sounds (frequency, wavelegth and intensity) and how they are made.

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Art Ludwigs Sound page.

A very detailed site about sounds and acoustics, using the authors room as a case study.

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Sounds Amazing

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.

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Why Do Slightly Opened Car Windows Make That Awful Sound?

Read how changes in air pressure make annoying sounds.

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Energy in the Air: Sounds from the Orchestra

Explores the music made by a symphony orchestra, with historical facts, several sound samples and illustrations for each instrument group.

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Voice Acoustics: an introduction

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.

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Quality and timbre

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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Bending sound, the weird path of sound in the ocean

Read about how sound travels in the ocean, the SoFAR channel and one experiment to test how far could you hear a sound underwater.

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Play a Piano / Synthesizer / Oscilloscope

This virtual reality Java piano lets you play the piano and have a little fun while learning the relationship between the sounds, music theory, musical scales, and the underlying math and physics of ...

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