CHAPTER 1

The Power of Resonance

Resonance is the effect produced when the natural vibration frequency of a body is greatly amplified by reinforcing vibrations at the same frequency from another body.

—WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD DICTIONARY

There is something magical about hearing a symphony orchestra perform. Have you ever marveled at how a well-composed and well-played piece can penetrate your very soul? Although I am not a musician, past—and sometimes painful—endeavors to try to become one have given me an appreciation for music as well as for the enormous skill and practice required to play something pleasing to the ear.

Consider for a moment how multiple instruments, played well at the same time, create an effect that exceeds their additive value. ...

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