Instrumental as Anything

A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

Have you thought about?

  • What is a sound wave?
  • How do we make sounds louder?
  • What is music and how does it differ from sound?
  • How does our voice work?

WHEN AND WHERE

All Ages

Learn About

This show features the science of sound and music, of the oscillations and resonance that makes a musical instrument worth listening to, as well as the science behind singing and how our own vocal cords work.

For Educators

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Friday 20 September, 2019

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