During the early 18th century Antonio Stradivari built violins that are widely considered to be exceptional instruments and are some of the most valuable in the world. The secret to Stradivari’s success has been a mystery for more than 400 years. Does his
Music is remarkable in the emotional and sometimes personal responses it elicits, especially if one considers its simple foundations: manipulations of tone, pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. While we typically equate music with human compositions made with traditional instruments, music can
Through the work of Darwin and subsequent related studies, evidence supports that the emotional state of humans can be recognized through the characteristics of their vocalizations. While adults may have more control over how they react, babies tend to show their
The audiophile world is replete with dubious products that claim to provide ultra-high fidelity sound with eye-popping price tags accompanying them. But what has research shown? Has anyone been able to apply scientific principles to find methods within this madness?
The effects of vibration in buildings and other structures are well catalogued – from interfering with the calibration of lab equipment to catastrophic collapse. However, vibration can affect more than just buildings in harmful ways; prolonged exposure to vibration can
When we talk about acoustics, we are generally referring to architectural acoustics, the field of acoustics that deals with sound in and around buildings. However, the field of acoustics covers a broad range of physical phenomena as illustrated by Robert