Virtual: How Do Musical Instruments Work?

Primary tabs

Program Type:

Music, Workshop

Age Group:

Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.

Program Description


How does a guitar’s string make the sound we hear? Why does a trombone’s pitch sound lower when its slide is extended? In this brief video, we’ll discover principles of sound that nearly all instruments have in common. With these, you can pick up almost any instrument and figure out how it works.