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The mathematics of the straw flute. (English)
Int. J. Pure Appl. Math. 74, No. 1, 11-20 (2012).
Summary: It is possible to make a simple flute-like instrument using a straw. I used an electronic tuner to determine reference tones, and then located the required positions to create finger holes to form a diatonic scale. Pythagoras created Pythagorean tuning as part of his research into the relationship between scales and the length of strings. The oscillations that represent a scale and the length of the strings creating it can be represented by a geometric series, showing us the close association between music and mathematics.
Classification: M80
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