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Ever notice how noisy people are?
Staff member Vivian Altmann presents the "Snack" Water-Bottle Membranophone." Make some noise with simple materials.
Find out what all that fiddling around before a concert is really about.
Stepping is rhythmic movement that uses the body as an instrument.
Music, fear, sadness all can cause goosebumps. But why?
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Our reactions may be trained, but the devices that make music sound "sad" are real enough.
Most people abhor the sound of their own recorded voice. So what are these recording devices doing to our voices to make them sound so awful?
Why do some songs get stuck in your head?
Opera singers carry notes that seem to last forever. How do they do it?
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
Make a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch.
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