What is Sound & music: Definition and 13 Discussions

The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".
The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in 1959 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, out of nine nominations. The first London production opened at the Palace Theatre in 1961. The show has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals since then. It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Sound of Music was the last musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein died of stomach cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere.

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  1. Daniel Petka

    I Why singing a note while playing a note creates a difference frequency

    If you play a note of a certain frequency on a flute and simultaneously sing a note at a different frequency, then you create a third frequency that wouldn't be there if you play or sing in isolation - and the frequency of this subharmonic is the difference of the flute frequency and the voice...
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    Musical instrument training software

    Similar to Flight and Power plant training simulation softwares, is it possible to design and develop musical instruments training software simulators? Examples : Guitar,Piano,Violin,Trumpet, Drums,Saxophone etc. If Not, What are the challenges for designing and developing Musical instruments...
  3. iVenky

    Why do beats sound pleasing to the ears?

    What's the reason why beats sound pleasing to ears? It looks like the tones that beat with each other a lot more in general sound pleasing.
  4. KiwiJosh

    Wavelength to Frequency Relationship in Musical Notes

    Hi people, So I've been digging into music theory and want to understand the basic reasons for how it is constructed. I've come across a particular relationship but I can't understand the reason it exists. A quick musical lesson: Imagine you've got a pure musical note: let's say C. From a low...
  5. KiwiJosh

    How Can Learning Piano Help Me Understand the Physics of Sound and Music Theory?

    Hi there, I am a guitarist and have recently decided to learn the piano as a tool for learning music theory. In digging into music theory I've come into wanting to understand it from the very physics of sound upwards. You'll probably find me on forums discussing sounds theory mostly! I live in...
  6. T

    What is the relationship between power in watts and power in dBW?

    Homework Statement A stereo amplifier is rated at 130W output at 1150Hz. The power output drops by 10.0dB at 15.3kHz. What is the power output in watts at 15.3kHz? Homework Equations R=I/Io Io = 10^-12 w/m2 bel = log(r) The Attempt at a Solution I have no idea where to start
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    Sound & Music - Tension of a string

    Homework Statement The A string on a violin has a fundamental frequency of 440Hz. The length of the vibrating portion is 32.4cm and has a mass of 0.340g. Under what tension must the string be placed? Homework Equations V = Fλ Vs = √t/μ The Attempt at a Solution I plugged in my info to...
  8. T

    Sound & Music, Mass on a spring

    Homework Statement I have a mass of 100 g and I want to make it oscillate with a period of 10 Hz. What spring stiffness do I need? Homework Equations f = 1/2π√s/m The Attempt at a Solution I don't know how to find the stiffness to plug into the equation.
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    Sound & Music, String Frequency

    Homework Statement Suppose a string is 0.50 m long, it has a mass per unit length of 1.2 g/m, and it is under a tension of 52 N. What is the frequency of the second mode of this string? Express your answer in the SI unit for frequency? Homework Equations f = Vs/2L Vs = sqrt (F/μ) The Attempt...
  10. T

    Sound & Music - Ptolemy Reduced Frequency

    Homework Statement This is a homely. We were instructed to make a monochord and find and mark C5, G4, F4, E4, D4 & C4 by multiplying our starting length with the length rations (C5 = 1/2, G4 = 2/3, F4 = 3/4, E4 = 4/5, D4 = 8/9, C4 = 1) Then we used "Ravenlite" the application to measure the...
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    Sound of vibrating string - modes

    Homework Statement Suppose we listen to the sound of a vibrating string with a pickup that is sensitive to the motion at a point 1/3 of the string's length from one end. Which statement is true? A.) We will be able to hear all of the modes except the third B.) We will not be able to hear the...
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    Sound & Music - Mass per unit length

    Homework Statement Suppose a harp string is tuned to middle C (C4) and is 0.56m long. If I want the tension to be 193.5 N, what mass per unit length do I need the harp string to be? Calculate your answer in kg.m Homework Equations Vs = sqrt(T/μ) V = fλ The Attempt at a Solution Having a very...
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    Physics of Sound & Music NEED HELP

    Does anyone know how to solve this question? The atmospheric pressure is 0.850 atm. The rarefactions of a particular sound wave then reduce the pressure to 0.841 atm, what is the amplitude of the pressure wave expressed in metric units N/m2(squared)?