Sound Frequency Analysis. *
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|Time Required||Long (2-4 weeks)|
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AbstractHere's an interesting project idea with a variation that combines computer science, physics and music. You'll need a piano in a quiet room, a microphone and a computer with digital sound recording and analysis software. The project shows you how you can make a piano string start vibrating without hitting its key. You can record the sounds on the computer, and use sound analysis software to measure the frequencies of the induced vibrations. For more details see: How to Make a Piano Sing. Be sure to check out the Variations section.
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Science Buddies Staff. "Sound Frequency Analysis.." Science Buddies, 28 July 2017, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/CompSci_p026/computer-science/sound-frequency-analysis. Accessed 20 Sep. 2019.
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Last edit date: 2017-07-28
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