Wind.

Wind.

Project Paper

Wind instruments areable to generate melodical sound or music by making air to go throughand vibrate within a specific area (Wolfe, Joe). Windinstruments exists in two major forms namely flutes and reeds. Flutesare musical instruments which are able to vibrate air particleswithin a very small space. Flutes operate in such a way that an airstream is directed towards a small outlet or hole edge located on acylindrical tube and once it gets here, the airstream is split intothe cylindrical column (Wolfe, Joe). This process results inthe vibration of air particles within the airstream therefore leadingto the generation of sound (Wolfe, Joe). On the other hand,Reeds are musical instruments that operate using wind energy togenerate sound. The instrument operates by placing a reed on itsmouthpiece so that air is flitted in a way that will enable theinstrument produce a specific sound(Wolfe, Joe).

The frequency of thesound generated by the woodwind musical instruments is determined bythe length of the cylindrical tube as well as the pressure of theairstreams exerted at the mouth stream (Wolfe, Joe). A longercylindrical tube would mean that the air stream would have to travela longer distance in order to generate the vibrations required toproduce sound (Wolfe, Joe). This means that the frequencywould be decreased and therefore affecting the nature of musicproduced by it. This therefore means that a short cylindrical tube ispreferred to a longer cylindrical tube.

Percussions

Percussions aremusical instruments which normally generate sound or music by beingrubbed against another body or being struck by another object so asto produce sound (McLennan, John). Percussions are some of theoldest musical instruments known to exist in the history of mankind.Some of the most common types of percussion musical instrumentsinclude: Drums, Whistles and Sirens (McLennan, John). Theseinstruments are able to play melodies, rhythms and harmony.Percussions as musical instruments usually play a very important rolein any musical set because they are able to supplement other musicalinstruments to come with a balanced sound beat(McLennan, John).For instances, percussion are used by the military particularly intheir marching bands and they normally use the beats from the bassdrums to march in an uniform and coordinated manner.

The Frequency andtone of the sound produced by percussion is determined by thematerials used to make the instruments or the objects used to strikethe musical instrument (McLennan, John). The frequency is alsodetermined by the force used to strike the percussion instruments soas to produce a specific melody or musical sound (McLennan, John).

String

Musical instrumentsthat are made from strings are commonly referred to as chordophonesand sound is usually generated from the vibrations of the strings(Bavu, Eric). In most cases, the vibrations generated by thesemusical instruments are usually enhanced by the body supporting thestrings (Bavu, Eric).. For instance, a string could besupported by the use of tube with a hollow inside space. This ensuresthat the tube is able to generate sound when the string is struck andthe vibrations are transmitted to it (Bavu, Eric).. Thefrequency and tone of this musical instrument can be enhanced throughchecking on the length, thickness and tightness of the string used. Athin and tight string produces a high pitched sound while a loose andthick sting is likely to produce a bass sound(Bavu, Eric)..These are some of the key ingredients that should be looked intowhile developing a string based musical instrument.

References.

Wolfe, Joe. “HowDo Woodwind Instruments Work?&quot How Do Woodwind InstrumentsWork? 2009. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.&lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/woodwind.html&gt.

Joe, Wolfe. &quotBowsand Strings.&quot The Bowed String. 16 Oct. 2011. Web. 15Sept. 2015. &lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/Bows.html&gt.

Bavu, Eric.&quotTorsional Waves in a Bowed String.&quot Strong Coupling ofTorsional and Transverse Waves in a Bowed String. 14 Mar. 2011.Web. 15 Sept. 2015. &lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/torsional.html&gt.

Mclennan, John.&quotStrings, Standing Waves and Harmonics.&quot Strings,Standing Waves and Harmonics. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.&lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/strings.html&gt.


Wind.

Wind.

Project Paper

Wind instruments areable to generate melodical sound or music by making air to go throughand vibrate within a specific area (Wolfe, Joe). Windinstruments exists in two major forms namely flutes and reeds. Flutesare musical instruments which are able to vibrate air particleswithin a very small space. Flutes operate in such a way that an airstream is directed towards a small outlet or hole edge located on acylindrical tube and once it gets here, the airstream is split intothe cylindrical column (Wolfe, Joe). This process results inthe vibration of air particles within the airstream therefore leadingto the generation of sound (Wolfe, Joe). On the other hand,Reeds are musical instruments that operate using wind energy togenerate sound. The instrument operates by placing a reed on itsmouthpiece so that air is flitted in a way that will enable theinstrument produce a specific sound(Wolfe, Joe).

The frequency of thesound generated by the woodwind musical instruments is determined bythe length of the cylindrical tube as well as the pressure of theairstreams exerted at the mouth stream (Wolfe, Joe). A longercylindrical tube would mean that the air stream would have to travela longer distance in order to generate the vibrations required toproduce sound (Wolfe, Joe). This means that the frequencywould be decreased and therefore affecting the nature of musicproduced by it. This therefore means that a short cylindrical tube ispreferred to a longer cylindrical tube.

Percussions

Percussions aremusical instruments which normally generate sound or music by beingrubbed against another body or being struck by another object so asto produce sound (McLennan, John). Percussions are some of theoldest musical instruments known to exist in the history of mankind.Some of the most common types of percussion musical instrumentsinclude: Drums, Whistles and Sirens (McLennan, John). Theseinstruments are able to play melodies, rhythms and harmony.Percussions as musical instruments usually play a very important rolein any musical set because they are able to supplement other musicalinstruments to come with a balanced sound beat(McLennan, John).For instances, percussion are used by the military particularly intheir marching bands and they normally use the beats from the bassdrums to march in an uniform and coordinated manner.

The Frequency andtone of the sound produced by percussion is determined by thematerials used to make the instruments or the objects used to strikethe musical instrument (McLennan, John). The frequency is alsodetermined by the force used to strike the percussion instruments soas to produce a specific melody or musical sound (McLennan, John).

String

Musical instrumentsthat are made from strings are commonly referred to as chordophonesand sound is usually generated from the vibrations of the strings(Bavu, Eric). In most cases, the vibrations generated by thesemusical instruments are usually enhanced by the body supporting thestrings (Bavu, Eric).. For instance, a string could besupported by the use of tube with a hollow inside space. This ensuresthat the tube is able to generate sound when the string is struck andthe vibrations are transmitted to it (Bavu, Eric).. Thefrequency and tone of this musical instrument can be enhanced throughchecking on the length, thickness and tightness of the string used. Athin and tight string produces a high pitched sound while a loose andthick sting is likely to produce a bass sound(Bavu, Eric)..These are some of the key ingredients that should be looked intowhile developing a string based musical instrument.

References.

Wolfe, Joe. “HowDo Woodwind Instruments Work?&quot How Do Woodwind InstrumentsWork? 2009. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.&lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/woodwind.html&gt.

Joe, Wolfe. &quotBowsand Strings.&quot The Bowed String. 16 Oct. 2011. Web. 15Sept. 2015. &lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/Bows.html&gt.

Bavu, Eric.&quotTorsional Waves in a Bowed String.&quot Strong Coupling ofTorsional and Transverse Waves in a Bowed String. 14 Mar. 2011.Web. 15 Sept. 2015. &lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/torsional.html&gt.

Mclennan, John.&quotStrings, Standing Waves and Harmonics.&quot Strings,Standing Waves and Harmonics. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.&lthttp://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/strings.html&gt.