Make: Musical Inventions

Make: Musical Inventions

DIY Instruments to Toot, Tap, Crank, Strum, Pluck, and Switch on

Book - 2017
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Explores the physics of sound through hands-on projects for making a variety of musical instruments with step-by-step, illustrated instructions, including a three-string guitar, thumb piano, and compact washtub bass.

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People have been playing music on homemade instruments for thousands of years. But creating new instruments is much more than an art form. When you want to make a note sound higher or lower, you have to change the sound waves coming out of the instrument. That's science! When you explore the way different materials produce different sounds, that's engineering. When you speed up or slow down a song, you're counting beats -- using math. And technology makes electronic instruments and devices to record and play back music possible.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Maker Media,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781680452334
Characteristics: xxxv, 211 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Make (Sebastopol, Calif.)


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