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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Piano Physics

Description:
The physics behind the piano is almost as beautiful as the music it produces, from Beethoven to Brubeck. A closer look at this instrument illustrates fascinating physical aspects of music in general. Why does the grand piano have its peculiar shape, why are the lower strings "ribbed," why are there only 12 notes in the Western scale, why are fifths not "perfect" on the piano and how important is the sounding board? Professor Chris Monroe will discuss these and other "whys" of the piano and music in general and offer plenty of examples.
Start Time:
11:00 AM
End Time:
12:00 PM
Room:
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Common Location Name:
Clarice Smith PAC
Web Address:
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/performances/performance?rowid=16624
Other Contact Information:
301.405.7794 contact.claricesmith@umd.edu


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