A flute works by blowing air across the mouthpiece, which creates vibrations that make the sound. The musician makes different notes by covering the holes in the flute. More »

Some popular Lee Reynolds original paintings include "Flower Pot," "Three Four Action," "Asian Man with Flute," "Tree Lined Path" and "Cherry Blossom." There are only about 200 original paintings and sculptures by Lee Re... More »

The synthesizer was invented in 1876 by Elisha Gray, a prominent American electrical engineer. The synthesizer was only one of Gray's inventions as he also invented the telephone alongside Alexander Graham Bell, though h... More »

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A trumpet makes sound when the musician makes a buzzing sound while blowing air through closed lips and into the mouthpiece. The air causes a standing wave vibration in the air column inside of the trumpet, which travels... More »

The clarinet produces sound by blowing air across a reed, into the mouthpiece, down through the body of the instrument and by pressing keys or covering holes on the instrument to change notes. The notes change in this ma... More »

A drum makes sound due to the vibrations of the material stretched across its hollow body. When a stick, mallet, or hand strikes down on this surface material, it begins to vibrate up and down. The vibration moves the ai... More »

Wind instruments produce sound through vibrations created by a user's breath as it travels through the instruments' tubes. A person's breath causes the air molecules within a tube to collide and create sound waves. The n... More »