The Science of Musical Instruments - Grade 10 teaching and learning project
Music is an artform, but there's a lot of science in there too. Whether your instrument is your voice, a flute, a marimba, a recorder, a violin or a piano, sound is a form of energy and to make sound requires a change from one form of energy - usually kinetic (motion energy) - into sound energy. So whatever your instrument there's a scientific explanation to how it works. The art of music is how well you put that science to use.
This project is a teaching and learning resource, compiled by Grade 10 Music Students (with some help from a couple of teachers) as part of their Grade 10 practical assessment.
For an introduction to the science of sound and how musical instruments make sound have a look at the project Good Vibrations