Sound & Music Studio

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Things to Explore
  • Tuning Forks: Explore how vibrations create sound.
  • Standing Wave Tube: “See” sound as the beads contour to the soundwave shape.
  • Composing Station: Add notes to the music staff as you write a melody on the iPads.

Move to the beat in the Sound & Music Studio, sponsored by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band! Experience the vibrations that make sound and discover how they are translated into music; create your own sounds in the instrument gallery with drums, cymbals, triangles, tambourines, xylophones, maracas, a giant electronic wall piano, and more; and play your favorite songs together with new friends.

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