An organ pipe is 2.5 meters long and has both ends open to the air. What is the frequency of the fourth overtone?


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According to online sources, the fundamental tone of a 2.5 meter organ pipe with both ends open to the air would be 5.0 meters.

  • What is an organ pipe?

An organ pipe is the sound producing element of a musical instrument known as an organ. Organ pipes are typically made from metal or wood. The notes produced by an organ pipe will vary depending on a number of factors, including the material from which the organ pipe is made, the shape and size of the organ pipe, and whether the organ pipe is "open" or "closed".

Sound is produced by an organ pipe when air is forced through the pipe. Pipes of different sizes and shapes can produce sounds of different pitches. These sounds can then be played together and in a specific combination in order to produce music. Typically, organs are found in buildings such as churches or cathedrals, where organ players will play music on the organ to accompany a service.

  • What is frequency?

Frequency is the term used to refer to the vibrations created by air or a substance. It is usually measured over a specific period of time, such as "vibrations per second". It is a principle of physics.

  • Frequency in music

In music, frequency is a principle closely related to "pitch" - how high or low a musical note sounds to the listener. A musical note of a higher frequency (i.e. With a higher number of vibrations) will sound higher than a musical note of a low frequency.  However, while all people can agree on the specific, quantitative frequency of a note, people may disagree on the pitch of the note. This is because, while frequency is a scientific principle and can be measured, pitch is entirely subjective, and a single note may sound entirely different to two different people.

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