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This web site provides a series of tutorials and information pages on topics in musical acoustics.  It is organized into sections on basic background information or more specific information on strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, percussion, voice acoustics, and more. The level of material ranges from basic concepts of sound level and frequency to details on sound production for researchers or musicians. The resources were developed as part of a collaborative research project involving physicists, musicians, and engineers.  Example topics include: standing waves and harmonics, open vs. closed pipes, violin and guitar acoustics, and an introduction to voice acoustics.  Concepts are reinforced with multiple diagrams and animations.

**NOTE:  While some of the resources are appropriate for high school students, some contain conceptual material above the beginning level, and may be more appropriate as content support for teachers.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
- Instruments
- Sound Reproduction
- High School
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
= Music
= Sound
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
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- New teachers
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© 1999 Joe Wolfe, University of New South Wales
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Standing Waves and Resonance

The science of music offers a great springboard to spark student interest in wave interference, standing wave patterns, and harmonics.  This unique collection takes students on an exploration of the physics behind woodwinds, brass instruments, string, and more.  Don't miss the "Sounds of World English" section: students can map their own speaking accents.

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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: The Physics of Sound

The science of music offers a great springboard to spark student interest in wave interference, standing wave patterns, and harmonics.  This unique collection takes students on an exploration of the physics behind woodwinds, brass instruments, string, and more.  Don't miss the "Sounds of World English" section, which allows users to map their own speaking accents.

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J. Wolfe, Music Acoustics, (1999), <http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/>.
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Wolfe, J. (2008, February 12). Music Acoustics. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/
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Wolfe, Joe. Music Acoustics. February 12, 2008. http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/ (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Wolfe, Joe. Music Acoustics. 1999. 12 Feb. 2008. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/>.
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