Synopses & Reviews
Tune up and tune in to the wonderful world of music and sound!
Make a hip-hoppin' java jive bass out of an old coffee can. Put on your homemade tuxedo and conduct your own orchestra. Those are just some of the fun projects and activities you'll enjoy as you discover the mysteries and melodies behind the science of music and sound.
Learn how sounds are made, and how we hear them. Find out how your favorite instruments actually make music. You can even create your own electronic music studio.
Step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide you through dozens of projects and experiments. From a French horn made from a shower hose to a xylophone made from an egg carton and some household wrenches, Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass makes you part of the coolest band in town!
Presents the science of sound and music, including how sound is made, how the ear hears sounds, and how different musical instruments are made.
About the Author
ALEX SABBETH studied science and music at Yale. After playing violin in several symphony orchestras, he moved to Oregon with his wife, Carol. There, they present programs that help teachers and children use computers creatively.
Table of Contents
Sound and Hearing.
Conducting Your Orchestra.