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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