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Why does each musical instrument have its own unique sound? What exactly distinguishes a guitar from a fiddle? Follow the story as we find out exactly how a musical note is produced and how to create the sound of silence. This material forms part of The Open University course MU120 Open mathematics.

The sound of silence - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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Why does each musical instrument have its own unique sound? What exactly distinguishes a guitar from a fiddle? Follow the story as we find out exactly how a musical note is produced and how to create the sound of silence. This material forms part of The Open University course MU120 Open mathematics.

    The sound of silence introduction

    The sound of silence introduction

    An introduction to The Sound of Silence

    • 34 sec
    Transcript -- The sound of silence introduction

    Transcript -- The sound of silence introduction

    An introduction to The Sound of Silence

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    Waves and harmonics

    Waves and harmonics

    Understand how a musical note is made up by plotting amplitude against time.

    • 11 min
    Transcript -- Waves and harmonics

    Transcript -- Waves and harmonics

    Understand how a musical note is made up by plotting amplitude against time.

    • video
    Recreating sounds

    Recreating sounds

    We take a trip to the Anglia polytechnic university of music theory to see if we can recreate the sound of a saxophone

    • 10 min
    Transcript -- Recreating sounds

    Transcript -- Recreating sounds

    We take a trip to the Anglia polytechnic university of music theory to see if we can recreate the sound of a saxophone

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