Chapter 1 Singing Strings and Warbling Winds

Put theory into action by building instruments that demonstrate how sound waves make music!


To really understand the connection between science and music, it helps to watch what happens when an instrument starts to shake, rattle, and roll. On some chordophones (string instruments), you can actually see the strings vibrate back and forth as they create sound waves, which is why it’s so useful to use chordophones to study how music works.

Aerophones (wind instruments) are also good for demonstrating ...

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