Category: ART & MUSIC

Go inside the workshop of Alembic, one of the most influential bass and guitar makers in the business, to see how they rely on precision numbers to craft guitars with the best quality sound and customized fit for each musician.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Elizabeth Cohen tests sound systems for concert halls and theaters.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Professional dancers, and the health professionals that keep them on their toes, use principles of geometry and engineering to achieve their goals. Find out how this art form is going high tech!

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Understanding fractions is an essential skill for playing drums.

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Category: ART & MUSIC, MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

A guitar pickup is a device that acts as a transducer (a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form) that captures mechanical vibrations and converts them to an electrical signal.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Whether he’s trying to make the chase scenes exciting or the scary scenes scary, Oscar-nominated film composer James Newton Howard explains that he relies on patterns to write the musical scores for movies.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Why is it that when you beat, tap or hammer on some objects you get nothing but a “thud”, while on others you get pure ringing tones? Answer lies in the science of vibrations and resonance, as shown in the design and manufacture of percussion instruments.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

A set is a created place where the action of a film or TV show happens. Actors, animals and objects are placed on a set for filming. Creating a set where everything fits just right calls for an understanding of "area".

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Have you ever had students say to you, "I don’t need math, I’m going to be a musician!" Why not introduce them to world-renowned drummer Ndugu Chancler, who explains why math is essential to music?

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