Why do wooden woodwinds sound better than plastic?



Asked by: Clifton Castle

The wooden instrument sound more resonant and louder than any plastic instrument. This is because they are ‘synthetic’ instruments. The plastic instruments actually may let air blow out easier, potentially causing fatigue over time.

How does shape affect sound?





When you play an acoustic guitar, strings vibrate and make sound waves. Vibration and sound go through the soundhole, resonate through the instrument, and bounce inside the guitar’s body. Here the body shape makes a real difference, because sound waves bounce differently inside differently shaped guitars.

How does the shape of an instrument affect the timbre?

Timbre is determined by an instrument’s shape (e.g., the conical or cylindrical pipe of a wind instrument), by the frequency range within which the instrument can produce overtones, and by the envelope of the instrument’s sound.

What affects the pitch of a sound?

Pitch of the sound depends on the frequency of the sound wave. The pitch is affected by the source of production of sound wave. It also depends on the shape of the medium in which it travels.

How does the size of an instrument affect its pitch?

Shorter instruments have shorter air columns and thus standing waves with shorter wavelengths resulting in higher pitches. Show activity on this post. When working with waves the wavelength and frequency (pitch) are inversely related. Sound waves have the relation frequency times wavelength equal the speed of sound.
May 16, 2016

How is sound affected by different materials?





The speed of sound is faster in solid materials and slower in liquids or gases. The velocity of a sound wave is affected by two properties of matter: the elastic properties and density.

What is a pitch in sound?

pitch, in music, position of a single sound in the complete range of sound. Sounds are higher or lower in pitch according to the frequency of vibration of the sound waves producing them.

How does size affect pitch of sound?

Shorter prongs produce higher pitch (frequency) sounds than longer prongs. Long prongs will bend more readily and therefore tend to vibrate at a lower frequency when struck. Volume, or loudness, is related to the strength, intensity, pressure, or power of the sound.

How does size affect sound?

The larger something is, the slower it moves, and the lower the pitch can be. Put simply, smaller drums will be able to have a higher overall pitch than lower drums.
Aug 26, 2019

What factors affect the pitch and loudness of sound?

The pitch of a sound depends on the frequency while loudness of a sound depends on the amplitude of sound waves.



How do different materials affect the speed of sound?

Since sound waves involve the transfer of kinetic energy between adjacent molecules, the closer those molecules are to each other, the faster the sound travels. Therefore, sound travels much faster through solids than through liquids or gas.
Sep 22, 2017

What is the best shape to amplify sound?

A cone shape or any shape that starts small and ends up big works (As long as it is not disrupted).
Dec 11, 2014

Why does different materials have different speed of sound?

The speed of the sound depends on the density and the elasticity of the medium through which it travels. In general, sound travels faster in liquids than in gases and quicker in solids than in liquids. The greater the elasticity and the lower the density, the faster sound travels in a medium.



What affects speed of sound?

The speed of sound in a medium is determined by a combination of the medium’s rigidity (or compressibility in gases) and its density. The more rigid (or less compressible) the medium, the faster the speed of sound. The greater the density of a medium, the slower the speed of sound.

Is it true that all objects produce different sounds?

All objects have a natural frequency or set of frequencies at which they vibrate. The quality or timbre of the sound produced by a vibrating object is dependent upon the natural frequencies of the sound waves produced by the objects.

How does sound travel through different mediums?

Sound is a type of energy made by vibrations. These vibrations create sound waves which move through mediums such as air, water and wood. When an object vibrates, it causes movement in the particles of the medium. This movement is called sound waves, and it keeps going until the particles run out of energy.

How does sound travel through solid objects?

Sound travels more quickly through solids than through liquids and gases because the molecules of a solid are closer together and, therefore, can transmit the vibrations (energy) faster. Sound travels most slowly through gases because the molecules of a gas are farthest apart.



How is sound affected by different materials how can it be reflected refracted and absorbed?

Whether a sound wave is reflected, refracted, or absorbed depends on the densities of the materials either side of the boundary. If the densities are very different then reflection is more likely.