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Steelpan Vibrations

Main Project Information
Presented By Zooniverse
Goal We want to know: why does a steelpan have such a distinct sound?
Task Classify patterns from high speed videos of vibrating drums.
Where Online only
Description

The distinct sound of the Caribbean steelpan is due largely to the interconnections between notes on the pan. We need help classifying vibration patterns so that we can learn more about how this drum works.

Website https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations
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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Every few days
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations/about/education
Tags acoustics, caribbean, music, physics, steelpan, tobago, trinidad, vibration, vibrations
Project Updated 08/08/2018