Neil. Eyewitness Books--Music. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
Text and pictures introduce musical instruments from early times to
the present-- from pipes and flutes to electronic synthesizers.
Noel and Phyllis. Music Crafts for Kids. NY: Sterling Co.,
Instruction on how to read music and make simple musical instruments.
Etta. Sound Science. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Explores the nature of sound through experiments, riddles, interesting
facts, puzzles and games.
Simon. The Unborne Story of Music. London: Usborne, 1980.
A study of music and musical instruments around the world and through
Eva and Albert. Tuning In--The Sound of the Radio. NY: Julian
Explores how a radio works, what the numbers on the dial mean and what
goes on in a radio station.
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
Tom. Make Mine Music. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1981.
Discusses a variety of musical instruments and presents directions for
making and playing them.
Exploring Sound and 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 games.
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.
an Unofficial Introduction
Let Yuan, a Canadian physics expert, take you on a guided tutorial
incredibly in depth collection of questions and answers about almost
every imaginable aspect of sound.
Hughes Medical Institute lectures on the human ear.
well done Danish site explaining sound and hearing with illustrations
at the Mining Co
you get here, do a search on sound.
Wave Theory of Sound
from Chapter 1 of Acoustics: An Introduction to Its Physical Principles
and Applications by Allan D. Pierce, published by the Acoustical
Society of America.
one page exploration of the mathematics of a sound wave from the Computer
Science Department of the Arkansas State University.
of the Spheres
Click on each sphere ... Click on the wall ... Click on the top cylinder
... Click on the bottom cylinder ...watch and listen.
archive of 25,800 sounds, including sound effects, a sound FAQ and
sound utilities for the computer.
The Yahoo site Yahooligans has lots of sounds and a way to search
for a specific sound.