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Tuning fork as “simple" sound

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Recording:
Example of a simple periodic sound signal is the relatively pure sound of a tuning fork.

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2017-04-20
The pure periodic sound is the simplest sound event. It corresponds to a regular sine vibration (= harmonic vibration) of pure frequency. The sound of a tuning fork is the nearest of all non-synthetic sound sources to this ideal.

Information and ideas:
Recording to illustrate different sorts of sound (or students have to identify them).

Relevant for teaching:
Sound/acoustics: parameters
Communication and understanding
Vibrations and waves
Acoustic phenomena
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Music; Personal, social and health education (PSHE); Physics
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school; Vocational training
Sense of hearing; Sound; Wave (physics)
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