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Why do the same notes on a trumpet and on a saxophone

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 22E

Why do the same notes on a trumpet and on a saxophone sound different when both are played with the same pitch and loudness?

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Solution 22E As we know that, trumpet is an instrument whose sound comes from the vibration of your lips. The vibration of lips get amplified by the instrument and we hear a loud sound. But saxophone is a woodwind whose sound comes by the vibration of the reeds present in it. Even if you are playing the same notes with same pitch and loudness in both the instruments, the final sound you get is different from each other. Because they are made up of different materials and these materials have different physical properties. So they vibrate differently when you play both in the same way. So, the waves created are different and you hear different sound.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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