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Singing and Sound

Singing and Sound Today we turn again to looking at music as sound/noise.  What makes something “sound” as opposed to “noise”?  Both are created by some sort of process of moving sound waves, and then those waves being heard/experienced by … Continue reading

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Noise in Toronto

Heads up to anyone living in Toronto. The city is asking citizens for feedback about noise! See this article for more info.  If you know anyone in Toronto, let them know!

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Saving the Sound of Stradivarius

Saving the Sound of Stradivarius Instruments   A very interesting project is taking place in Cremona, Italy this month. (As we speak!) Cremona was and still is home to some of the best violin makers. As you might guess, Stradivarius’ … Continue reading

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The Sound Sitter

The Sound Sitter OK – I have to say I think this new device from Honda is a very strange item. Yes, young children often cry. They are tired, sad, scared, hungry, tired, hungry, tired. And they cry. What do … Continue reading

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Gifts

Hi –  I just found this now.   Couldn’t pass it up!  Perhaps you know the feelings expressed by this parent. Have a great holiday season!!! Perhaps a fairly quiet one to boot!

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Frogs

No, this post is not about how noisy frogs can be. (Which they can be!) No, this is to connect you with a short article describing a study that looked at how wood frogs adapt to noise near their breeding … Continue reading

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Restaurants

Noise and Restaurants   Just the other day I was talking to my wife about where in town we could eat in a quiet setting.  And we came up with only two possibles – and neither ranked as really quiet.  … Continue reading

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