Physics of Music
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine whether the pitch of a string can be changed by changing tension or length of the string? [P] [P]
Identify the locations of harmonics on an acoustic guitar and relate them to guitar string lengths. [E]
Figure out which stringed instrument had the greater loudness. [E]
Explore what happens to air molecules when a trumpet is played and see if the effects of invisible air molecule movement could be made visible. [E]
Musical Instrument Engineering & Construction Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which musical intervals are most effective at producing sympathetic vibrations on open guitar strings when another string is picked (plucked). [E]
Which instruments are used to recreate bird songs and bird calls in classical music? [E]
Generate unique sounds with string systems and analyze their wave form and spectrum graphs. [E]
Violin Sound Analysis [E]
Determine which vowels have the most harmonics [P]
Determine which musical instrument has the purest tone through visual image analysis of the digitized sound waves. [E]
Determine why the same notes sound different when played on different instruments, and how these differences can be mathematically characterized. [E]
Measuring Sound Frequencies from Glass Goblets [E]
What is the effect of woofer orientation on bass response [P]
Find out which weight of gauge of guitar string would give the purest tones. [E]
Musical Instrument Engineering & Construction Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which notes can induce sympathetic vibrations on an "open" string on the piano. [E]
Measure the frequency of the vibrations of a guitar string as the effective length of the string is changed by fretting it. [E]
Investigate which standing wave patterns you can produce on a guitar string by playing harmonics. [E]
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