Carolina Public Humanities Summer Series: Measured Tones: The Science of Musical Sound

Wednesday 6/12, 5:30 pm

Measured Tones: The Science of Musical Sound

Laurie E. McNeil, Bernard Gray Distinguished Professor of Physics

What makes a guitar sound like a guitar, and a flute like a flute? Join physicist and mezzo-soprano Laurie McNeil as she demonstrates key mathematical and acoustic concepts behind tone, timbre, time, and harmonics. With live music demonstrations (including some hands-on instruments available for audience participation), we’ll explore the mysterious world of waves and numbers underpinning musical sound.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514