Sound Waves and Music

  1. Lesson 1 - The Nature of a Sound Wave
    1. Sound is a Mechanical Wave
    2. Sound as a Longitudinal Wave
    3. Sound is a Pressure Wave
  2. Lesson 2 - Sound Properties and Their Perception
    1. Pitch and Frequency
    2. Intensity and the Decibel Scale
    3. The Speed of Sound
    4. The Human Ear
  3. Lesson 3 Behavior of Sound Waves
    1. Interference and Beats
    2. The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves
    3. Boundary Behavior
    4. Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction
  4. Lesson 4 - Resonance and Standing Waves
    1. Natural Frequency
    2. Forced Vibration
    3. Standing Wave Patterns
    4. Fundamental Frequency and Harmonics
  5. Lesson 5 - Physics of Musical Instruments
    1. Resonance
    2. Guitar Strings
    3. Open-End Air Columns
    4. Closed-End Air Columns