Title What is music? / INCA (LONDON) Ltd.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©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.
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6 to 12.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Musical instruments.
Musical form.
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Music appreciation.
Genre Educational films.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Contents Exploring the Science of Music (4:22) -- Bell Jar Experiment (2:20) -- Music with Instruments and MIDI (2:22) -- Pressure and the Human Ear (3:18) -- Human Wave Experiment (2:55) -- Sound Travels Through Wood (3:22) -- Nature of Sound and Music (2:34) -- Recognizing Patterns (4:28) -- Frequency and Pitch (5:21) -- Xylophone -- A Simple Instrument (3:39) -- Many Things Produce Musical Sounds (2:46) -- Music Recognition by Sight (4:57) -- Rhythm and Harmony (4:33) -- Pleasant and Unpleasant Sounds (3:00) -- Harmony in Context (3:53) -- Programming the Brain (3:31).
Summary Whenever the pressure of air is changed rapidly-by the beating of a drum, rattling a stick in a can, plucking a string stretched across a box-the ear-brain system detects the pressure changes as sound, which travels from source to listener as sound waves. This program examines sound waves: why some sounds are musical and others just noise, and the relationship of regularity or irregularity of vibration to the perception of musicality, as well as such nonscientific questions as the cultural content of musical perception.
Other Author Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Independent Communications Associates.
Other Title Originally produced: INCA (LONDON) Ltd., 1989 9780736565608