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Title The Essence of an instrument / INCA (LONDON) Ltd.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©1989.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
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.
Title from distributor's description.
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Available only to authorized UTEP users.
6 to 12.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Music -- Performance.
Music -- Instruction and study.
Genre Educational films.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Contents Musical Instruments Produce Vibrations (3:36) -- Natural Frequency of a Musical Instrument (2:09) -- Resonance and Pitch (3:47) -- Recreating John Tyndall's Resonance Experiment (3:08) -- Harmonics (2:20) -- Resonance (1:32) -- Pitch (1:19) -- Edge Tone (5:27) -- String Instrument Harmonics (1:01) -- Reed Instruments (6:28) -- Reed Instrument Harmonics (2:39) -- Analyzing Sound (4:32) -- Guitar Strings (2:14) -- Stick-Slip Motion and Sound (5:59) -- Essential Features of a Musical Instrument (3:08) -- Amplification of Sound (1:57) -- Starting Transients of Musical Sounds (6:04).
Summary This program is devoted to analyzing the essential features required in any instrument if a usable musical sound is to be produced. The first requirement is for a device that will produce regularity of pressure change, whether a vibration or wobble, a rotation (like the wheel of a siren), vibration of air in pipes, or tightly stretched strings, or more or less flat plates, or hollow vessels like bells. The program examines how energy can be provided to produce a continuous note, how sound can be amplified, how amplification changes the quality of sound, and the consequences for music produced by synthesizers and computers.
Other Author Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Independent Communications Associates.
Other Title Originally produced: INCA (LONDON) Ltd., 1989 9780736565615