SOLOWAY SIREN AND SAXTON SAVART

In years past I have made several musical instruments using rotating disks or cylinders, in which the rotation enables some kind of recurring disturbance in the audio frequency range. These instruments have been of two types: musical sirens and Savart’s wheels. Just...

FORCED VIBRATION

Among the other essays posted on this site is one called “Man, What a Weird World That would Be: Where Would We Be Without Hooke’s Law?”. It talks about the fact that most musical vibrations come about due to the natural resilience or springiness of whatever it is...