In STC/MUS 204 - Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception, and Creativity, students recently built overtone flutes with PVC pipes. Each group of students decided on a set of frequencies based on the chords they wanted to create, calculated the lengths of the pipes, and built the instruments from scratch. The flutes are made of just three components: the pipe, a round plastic piece called bouchon, and a cover piece. Students learned how to cut pipes and how to file down the edges of the opening to create jet vibration. Each student analyzed the overtones of their own flute to learn more about the modes of vibration in an open and closed pipes. This course is taught by Juri Seo, Associate Professor of Music. Prof. Seo will be premiering her new work, “Toy Store” for solo violin on Nov. 29.  Learn more about this Princeton Sound Kitchen event