Mark's answer is good. One important thing he focuses on is the mix of different
harmonics in a sound-- the fundamental plus all the overtones above it. In your ...
Sep 1, 2013 ... Why is the sound of a flute different than the sound of a clarinet? .... most of what
is going on in the sound that makes it uniquely "clarinet-like".
Why are sounds different? As you know, there are many different sounds. Fire
alarms are loud, whispers are soft, sopranos sing high, tubas play low, every one
learn about what is sound and how different musical instruments make sound. ...
These particles bump into the particles close to them, which makes them vibrate ...
Music and noise are both mixtures of sound waves of different frequencies. ....
This strong second harmonic is part of what makes a flute sound like a flute.
Sound waves and ocean waves may be made of different things, but they work
the same way. Changing the amplitude of a sound wave changes its loudness or
Nov 11, 2015 ... Eg, I play the same note in the same octave on piano and ukulele. They're
obviously the same tone, but why do they sound so different?
Jun 21, 2016 ... In short, there are two different aspects to sound: there's a physical ... As a sound
wave moves forward, it makes the air bunch together in some ...
On their walk home from school, twins Jane and Jim explore why sounds can be
startling (like sirens), soothing (like music), or mysterious (like eerie creaking in ...
Timothy E. Hullar, an otolaryngologist and assistant professor at the Washington
University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, replies.