2.10 How do instruments make music?

Resources, Excursion, Classroom Activities, Assessment Ideas, IT Applications

Resources

Text Resources

  • Rossing, TD, 2002, The Science of Sound, 3rd edn, Addison Wesley Longman, Massachusetts.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: History of Sound Recording, Physics of Music, Sound in the Studio

Documents from the 2011 Physics Teachers Conference presentation by Kelvin Barraclough, Gisborne Secondary College

Included are files of some audio freeware such as osc251 and sweepgen. Another useful piece of freeware is 'Audacity' which is a powerful audio editor and recorder, which can be easily downloaded from the 'audacity' website.

Relevant papers from earlier Physics Teachers Conferences

Excursion

The Victorian Arts Centre used to offer an excursion. However they decided to cancel the program for this Detailed Study: Sound.

The original presenter of the VCE program, Adrian Alexander, is now offering his program at other venues. The cost of the excursion is $22 + GST per student. Check Adrian's website below for more details.

Classroom Activities

Some of the documents below were written for the previous course, but they may contain still relevant material.

Assessment Ideas

Some of the documents below were written for the previous course, but they may contain still relevant material.

IT Applications

Useful Websites

Applets