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Musical Wooden Blocks - with Charles Taylor

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The frequency of sound waves and the pitch of the sound we hear are inextricably linked; the higher the frequency, the higher the pitch. Charles Taylor demonstrates this in our final Ri Advent clip from the 1989 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Exploring music", where he creates a festive tune using just a handful of wooden blocks and the floor of the Faraday lecture theatre.
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This video is from our 2017 advent calendar. Watch the full series here:

The Royal Institution 2017 advent calendar ‘Transmissions Through Time’ looks through the lens of CHRISTMAS LECTURES past to share the best demonstrations around the science of communication. From Attenborough and Sagan to Woollard and Fong, we revisit old favourites and find new gems to bring you a little gift of science every day in the lead up to Christmas.

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