We've told you how instruments make sound and that the energy they make is acoustic energy. On this page you can listen to different instruments play "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and look at the sound wave that is created by the instrument while it is being played. There is also a picture of the music so you can follow it while the instruments play.
This is the saxophone sound wave:
Listen to the saxophone
This is the bassoon sound wave:
Listen to the bassoon
This is the flute sound wave:
Listen to the flute
This is the clarinet sound wave:
Listen to the clarinet
This is the trumpet sound wave:
Listen to the trumpet
This is the baritone horn sound wave:
Listen to the baritone horn
This is the entire ensemble (all the instruments) playing together. Can you pick out the different instruments as you listen?
Listen to the ensemble
Click to see a larger image of the music.
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