Resonance: A system that can vibrate with a certain frequency is acted upon from the outside by a periodic disturbance that has the same frequency; vibrations of a larger amplitude of oscillation are produced by the piccolo.


The Bore: The air column of the piccolo.


The Frequency: The number of repetitions per unit of time of a complete wave form expressed by the formula fn= n(v/2L)


Timbre: The characteristic of the sensation which enables the listener to recognize the instrument producing the tone.

Tone: The sound intensity (also know as the Energy of vibration) (J) is the sound energy transmitted per unit of time by a unit area of the wave front and in the direction of propagation of the wave.


Acoustics: The study of systems that produce and propagate what we recognize as sound.


Simple Harmonic Motion: The type of oscillatory motion we obtain when the restoring force is proportional to the displacement. *ASIDE* Any other "none simple" kind of vibrating motion is more complicated to describe, and will usually be expressed in terms of a # of Simple Harmonic Motion.


The Medium: The material in the intervening space when vibrations are transmitted from one place to another.


Longitudinal Standing Wave: Two waves of equal amplitude and frequency are created moving in opposite directions in an air column.


The Edge Tone: A sound produced when the player blows across the edge of the embouchure opening.


Fingering: The technique used in playing a musical instrument with your fingers.


Woodwind Instruments: Wind instruments such as the bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, or saxophone, in which sound is produced by the vibrations of reeds in or by the passing of air across the mouthpiece.


Embouchure: The mouthpiece of a wind instrument, and the manner in which the lips and tongue are applied to such a mouthpiece.


Baroque: A style of art and architecture developed in Europe from about 1550 to 1700.


Overblowing: To blow so as to produce an overtone instead of a fundamental tone.