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Sound is created when things oscillate, or vibrate. This is caused by energy acting on the molecules . They move and spin and bash into each other. They get squashed (compression) and then spread out (rarefaction). This makes waves in the molecules of the material the sound is travelling through.
Wind, Vocal and Brass Instruments are all very similar in that they all use air passing through a column to create the sound.
Wind and brass instruments use vibrations in pipes to create the vibration.
In brass instruments, the lips of the person playing create the vibration while a reed is used in most woodwind instruments.
The different notes are created by shortening or lengthening the pipes. In wind instruments this is most commonly done by opening and closing the holes on the pipe. In brass instruments, valves and slides are used. The equation to determine the wavelength of a sound crea...
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