Sound Site: Resource Books and Links
Ardley, Neil. Eyewitness Books--Music. NY: Alfred A. Knopf,
Text and pictures introduce musical instruments from early times to the present--
from pipes and flutes to electronic synthesizers.
Fiarotta, Noel and Phyllis. Music Crafts for Kids. NY: Sterling
Instruction on how to read music and make simple musical instruments.
Kaner, Etta. Sound Science. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Explores the nature of sound through experiments, riddles, interesting facts,
puzzles and games.
Munday, Simon. The Unborne Story of Music. London: Usborne,
A study of music and musical instruments around the world and through the ages.
Stwertka, Eva and Albert. Tuning In--The Sound of the Radio.
NY: Julian Messnera, 1992.
Explores how a radio works, what the numbers on the dial mean and what goes
on in a radio station.
Tytla, Milan. See Hear--Playing with Light and Sound. Toronto:
Annick Press LTD, 1994.
Contains background material, interesting facts about sound and many experiments
to explore the concepts of sound. The subject of light is also explored.
Walther, Tom. Make Mine Music. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1981.
Discusses a variety of musical instruments and presents directions for making
and playing them.
Sites Exploring Sound and Music
Music Notes: An Interactive
Online Musical Experience
Designed to teach about many aspects of music. There are five main sections:
music theory, history, styles, instruments, and professions. In addition to
these main pages there are several supplements to the page. They include a
comprehensive glossary, search engine, message board, guestbook and interactive
An interactive, information-deluged web site focusing on the piano. Includes
a reference section, where users can submit new data, information, thoughts
and opinions. Take online lessons which uses an actual virtual keyboard to
teach the piano over the web or play in the virtual concert hall while others
can listen to you play.
The Soundry is an exciting, interactive, and educational web site about sound.
Covering everything from the most basic concepts of what sound actually is
to the specifics of how humans perceive it, The Soundry aims to promote enthusiasm
and knowledge of sound.
Physics of Sound
incredibly in depth collection of questions and answers about almost every
imaginable aspect of sound.
What Is Sound?
well done Danish site explaining sound and hearing with illustrations and
The Wave Theory of Sound
from Chapter 1 of Acoustics: An Introduction to Its Physical Principles
by Allan D. Pierce, published by the Acoustical Society
Trigonometry and Music
A one page exploration of the mathematics of a sound wave from the Computer
Science Department of the Arkansas State University.
Click on each sphere ... Click on the wall ... Click on the top cylinder ...
Click on the bottom cylinder ...watch and listen.
Wav File Archives
An archive of 25,800
sounds, including sound effects, a sound FAQ and sound utilities for the computer.