Presenter Information

Allan MacTaylor
Luke Conlin

Faculty Sponsor

Luke Conlin

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Keywords Linked

Frequency, Music, Overtone, Resonance

Department

Chemistry and Physics

Description

Instruments with several different sound creation methods, a trombone, a guitar, and a violin were compared by looking at their overtone series and dominant frequencies. This was repeated in rooms of varying sizes, and pitches were compared between the room’s resonant frequency, and non-resonant frequencies.

Presentation Type

Poster

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Creating a Musical Space: The effect of room dimensions on different instrumental families

Instruments with several different sound creation methods, a trombone, a guitar, and a violin were compared by looking at their overtone series and dominant frequencies. This was repeated in rooms of varying sizes, and pitches were compared between the room’s resonant frequency, and non-resonant frequencies.