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David Henwood </div>
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In the first of two articles, <b>David Henwood</b> discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers. </div>
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<div class="pub_date">January 1998</div>
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<p>Musical instruments are able to create sound because of a property which they share in common with most structures, that they can be made to vibrate at one of a set of frequencies with ease. At all other frequencies it is a struggle. The frequencies to which they naturally respond are called <em>natural frequencies</em>, and the corresponding shapes into which they deform during the vibration
are called <em>modes</em>. It is usually the first, or lowest, natural frequency which is dominant.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/natural-frequencies-and-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/natural-frequencies-and-music#comments4differential equationfrequencymathematics and musicmodeoscillationspringThu, 01 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2145 at https://plus.maths.org/content