Copper Tuning Fork

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Copper Tuning Fork
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The copper tuning fork has a bright metallic orange appearance, the surface of which tarnishes and oxidises easily when handled and exposed to the air, meaning the material appears dark and dull if not cleaned. When played, this tuning fork emits a tone of a low pitch, quiet volume, and short duration. The note produced is the lowest of all the audible metals due to the fact that it has the greatest density. The vibrations produced can be felt in the hand of the player, though the intensity of the sensation is less than that produced by the steel or brass tuning forks. In order to hear the sound produced by the fork, you must hold it close to your ear and take care not to touch the prongs against any surrounding hair for this distorts and dampens the already short lived sound.

Sample ID: 726

Particularities

State
Object
Compound
% Cu
Maker
Rex Garrod and Zoe Laughlin
Selections
Sound
Categories
Metal
Curiosities
Relationships
Copper | Acoustic | Sound of Materials | Tuning Fork

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