What would music sound like in space?

What would music sound like in space?

When you play a musical instrument on a space station, it sounds pretty much the same because sound waves work in the same way in microgravity as they do on Earth (see the video above to watch a few instruments in action). However, NASA explains you do have to handle the instrument differently.

Can you play an instrument in space?

A lot of astronauts play instruments. There’s even an astronaut rock-and-roll band. And a surprising variety of musical instruments have found their way into space: in addition to the keyboard, there’s been a flute, a guitar, a saxophone, and an Australian aboriginal wind instrument known as a didgeridoo.

What sound does trumpet produce?

They are played by blowing air through nearly-closed lips (called the player’s embouchure), producing a “buzzing” sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument….Trumpet.

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Brass instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 423.233 (Valved aerophone sounded by lip vibration)
Playing range

Can music be heard in space?

No, you cannot hear any sounds in near-empty regions of space. Sound travels through the vibration of atoms and molecules in a medium (such as air or water). In space, where there is no air, sound has no way to travel.

What is the loudest sound in space?

One of the loudest sounds ever recorded was NASA’s Saturn V rocket, which registered 204 decibels.

Can you play a saxophone in space?

Accomplished jazz saxophonist Ron McNair, the first astronaut to play a musical instrument in space, shown here playing the sax on the NASA STS 41-B mission aboard the Challenger, February 1984.

Who was the first person to play an instrument in space?

The first instruments believed to have been flown into space were a harmonica and bell on Gemini 6 in December 1965. They were used by astronauts Walter “Wally” Schirra and Tom Stafford to perform Jingle Bells.

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Can you hear sound on the moon?

The air here on Earth allows sound waves to move from one point to another (sound can also move through water, steel, earth, etc… it just requires that particles/atoms/molecules are touching one another). Thus there is no sound on the Moon.

How does a trumpet make sound?

A trumpet makes sound when the musician makes a buzzing sound while blowing air through closed lips and into the mouthpiece. The air causes a standing wave vibration in the air column inside of the trumpet, which travels down the instrument and is then manipulated by the pressing of the keys.

Why is there no sound in space?

They say that there is no sound in space and that it is because there is no air in space. For instance if someone were talking to you, you couldn’t hear what they were saying. Answer by Lynn: You’re right that there are gases in space, and it’s true that these gasses can propagate sound waves just like Earth’s air allows sound to travel.

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Can sound travel through the vacuum of space?

Of course, if someone were in space without any protection against the vacuum, hearing any sound waves would be the least of their problems. Light waves (that aren’t radio waves) are different. They do not require the existence of a medium in order to propagate. So light can travel through the vacuum of space unimpeded.

How does sound travel through the air?

Sound travels through the air as waves. When we speak, for example, the vibration of our vocal cords compresses the air around them. The compressed air moves the air around it, which carries the sound waves. Eventually, these compressions reach the ears of a listener, whose brain interprets that activity as sound.