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Monday, April 13, 2015

How Music Works: surprising answers to your questions about sound

It's Science Week at CBC Music, and all week, we're going boldly into the area where science and music collide.


And to start, we're tackling your questions about how music works.


Why is it that your ears ring after a loud concert? Does playing music for plants help them grow? Can an opera singer really break a glass with voice alone? Why are some sounds, like feedback or nails on a blackboard, so painful? Why do some people get the chills when they listen to music? And why do you sound so much better when you sing in the shower?


Find answers to those questions and many more by clicking on the gallery above—and keep checking back all week, because we'll be adding more as we go. Got a question of your own? Ask it in the comments below, and we'll do our best to find you the facts.


And for more great science and music stories, check out our Science Week page all week, because we'll be adding new stories every day.


Now open the gallery and get some answers!




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