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"The Clarinet, The Washtub, The Musical Nails: How Musical Instruments Work"

Robert Greenler - Department of Physics

This is no ordinary music lesson. The familiar out of the unfamiliar..."weird and wonderful things"...a magician pulling sounds out of the air...a heightened sense of physical principles and possibilities—all of these, and more are at play in "The Clarinet, The Washtub, And The Musical Nails: How Musical Instruments Work." Physicist Robert Greenler uses an eclectic set of materials and an abundance of spontaneous humor to explore the basic elements in the creation of music.