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The Physics of a Guitar

Ever wonder how the sound produced on a guitar gets to your ear? Well I will show you.
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Brittany Pivarsi

on 22 November 2010

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Transcript of The Physics of a Guitar

The physics of Piano The Physics of an Acoustic Guitar The vibrations Frequency Mass of the String Sound Hole Length of String Tension Ever wonder how a guitar really works? For example, what makes the E string sound lower than a B string? Why does it matter which fret my fingers are on? Is it really necessary for the guitar to have so much space inside? YES! What do a piano and a guitar have in common besides the fact they both make sound? Both a piano and guitar are categorized as string instruments The Basics Vibrations in the air - longitudinal waves In most cases of sound, air is the medium One wavelength repeats over and over - sound is produced The amplitude of the wave determines
how loud it is So why do instruments sound different if they all have the same waves? Overtones! Different musical instruments
produce different frequencies called overtones which give each instrument its unique sound Hammers The damper pedal Frequencies Soundboard Wooden Ribs The Physics of Music By: Brittany Pivarsi THE END Physics and sound are related! THE BASICS
http://method-behind-the-music.com/mechanics/physics
THE PIANO
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0120889/string.shtml
http://www.frederickcollection.org/works.html
http://www.pianophysics.com/
GUITAR
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/guitarintro.html SOURCES
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