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ERIC Number: EJ1131105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Flutist Produces Four Resonances with a Single Bottle
Ruiz, MichaelĀ J.; Boysen, Erika
Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 025003 Mar 2017
In a dramatic physics demonstration, a professional flutist produces four resonances with a 12 ounce Boylan soda bottle solely through her breath control. The 22cm bottle acts like a Helmholtz resonator for the lowest pitch. The three higher pitches fall near the 3rd, 5th, and 7th harmonics for a 22cm closed pipe. A video of this remarkable feat is provided [Ruiz 2016 YouTube: "Four Resonances with a 12-ounce Soda Bottle" ( ibtVrp2NF_k)]. The video also reveals that a flutist can bend resonance pitches by as much as 10% through control of air speed.
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Language: English
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