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 »

Animals make sounds with their bodies and with objects, such as when a coyote howls, when a bird chirps, when a cat purrs, or when an alligator roars and smacks the water with its head. Animals make sounds for the same r... More »

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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 »

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 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 »

The harp produces sound when its strings are plucked, causing the strings to vibrate and move air through space. The strings are attached to a soundboard, which also vibrates and moves air, resulting in audible sound wav... More »

Flutes are reedless instruments that produce sound from the flow of air across a hole in a cylindrical tube. Reed instruments produce sound by focusing air into a mouthpiece that causes a reed to vibrate. More »