Title Science, strings, and symphonies / INCA (LONDON) Ltd.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©1989.


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Description 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Series Science & Music
Films on Demand
Science and music (New York, N.Y.)
Films on Demand.
Note Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 04, 2007.
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Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Music -- Performance.
Music -- Instruction and study.
Genre Educational films.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Contents Stringed Instrument Oscillations and Notes (3:59) -- Chladni's Vibrating Plates (3:16) -- Mapping Vibrations (2:15) -- Plates as Musical Instruments (3:57) -- Bowls as Musical Instruments (3:19) -- Helmholtz Resonators (1:44) -- The Lute and Guitar (3:38) -- A Japanese Stringed Instrument (3:38) -- Body Position Influences Sound Quality (0:44) -- History of Viols and Violins (5:01) -- A Violin's Sound Post (2:24) -- Constructing a Violin (2:04) -- Wood Grain and Resonance (2:23) -- Characteristics of a Good Violin (5:44) -- The Cello (2:25) -- Guitar Plate Vibrations (1:54) -- Electric Guitars (1:39) -- The Clavichord (2:23) -- The Harpsichord and the Spinet (1:24) -- Synthesizers, Strings, and Science (2:34).
Summary Two groups of instruments use strings as the primary source of sound: those in which plucking sets the strings in vibration, and the bowed strings. This program shows how the demand for more powerful sounds was met, and examines the instruments of Stradivari to determine what science can and cannot reveal about their magic. It also examines the ways in which scientific methods complement the skill of craftsmen in making instruments.
Other Author Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Independent Communications Associates.
Other Title Originally produced: INCA (LONDON) Ltd., 1989 9780736565622