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Measured Tones: The Science of Musical Sound

June 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Laurie E. McNeil, Bernard Gray Distinguished Professor of Physics

What makes a guitar sound like a guitar, and a flute like a flute? Join physicist and mezzo-soprano Laurie McNeil as she demonstrates key mathematical and acoustic concepts behind tone, timbre, time, and harmonics.With live music demonstrations (including some hands-on instruments avail- able for audience participation), we’ll explore the mysterious world of waves and numbers underpinning musical sound.

All Flyleaf Summer Series Wednesdays events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Free for all UNC student, staff, & faculty with a valid OneCard. See our UNC student, staff, & faculty registration policy here.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


June 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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