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Helium's Effect on Wind Instruments

Hits: 19281 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: angelicamber
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Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 193 Posts
Saturday, December 19, 2009 9:50:03 AM
i've got to try that with my french horn

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1643 Posts
Thursday, September 24, 2009 2:55:14 PM
i really don't like this show... everything they do is so unscientific. they had to figure out how fast a car was going, so they followed it with a car and tried to match the speed

Female, 18-29, Western US
 1208 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 12:40:11 AM

Male, 18-29, Western US
 116 Posts
Thursday, April 03, 2008 2:52:31 AM

Male, 18-29, Canada
 970 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 2:42:11 PM
Well Of Course. Why else does my instructor always emphasize "good air"?

I can't really tell the difference, but there obviously is one.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 403 Posts
Friday, March 28, 2008 3:47:52 AM
omg freaking sweet

Male, 40-49, Europe
 383 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:11:51 PM
I love Brainiac.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 159 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2008 4:14:59 PM
there is only thing someone can suck on that makes my instrument to go crazy.

im sorry but i had to say it.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 5040 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:33:00 AM
Now, what I'd like to do is to tape up all the seams in a grand piano and fill it with hexaflouride. That'd be awesome!

Female, 18-29, Canada
 432 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:28:19 AM
Actually mr_stache you can go from one pitch to another quite easily without breaking between each note or pausing on notes in between. In fact this is something that is taught by most private instructors. You can bend the pitch to a tone and a half above or below without much trouble...and that is what she did.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1264 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 10:57:15 PM
Haha :D they were playing "The Snowman" theme ^^

I thought that was pretty cool.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 130 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:26:35 PM
i'm going to cry the next time i watch The Snowman.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 210 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:00:27 PM
"If the instruments were tuned for helium, instead of standard air, you might get no result from this experiment."
Or if everyone had sucked helium. Hey, that's an easy way to change keys!

"I wonder if a skilled musician could keep the instrument in tune after sucking helium..."
If you can pull out on the instrument probably. But I'm pretty sure most people's embouchures can't compensate that much.

Male, 40-49, Australia
 1043 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:42:47 PM
Brainic is cool

Male, 18-29, Canada
 467 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:36:23 PM
This site is gettin' filled with Brainiac stuff, but I seriously have to admit Brainiac is TEH PWNZERZ!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 144 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:55:24 PM
that was the coolest thing i think i have seen for awhile

Male, 13-17, Western US
 281 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:26:26 PM
Prolly faking it.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 247 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:29:33 PM
ChainsawNbud - If you inhale it from a pressurised tank, your lungs could over-expand and rupture. So yes, yes it can. It can also give you seizures and a stroke and kill all of your organs if you're not careful.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 2236 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:20:12 PM

And... did Richard Hammond say sucking off? Hahaha. Gotta love him.

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 82 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:14:11 PM
i couldnt tell if it worked.
it sounded like ass both times

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 133 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:10:48 PM
Oh, and pinker, no that trumpet player would not have been able to do that normally. Logically it would start on the same note because the helium does not reach the aperture until a split second later. Plus, she didn't go through any partials to get to the D, thus, it had to be the helium.

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 133 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:05:47 PM
OMG! I have been wondering about this ever since Physics class. I've got to try that now!

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 745 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:47:01 PM
too funny!

is there any truth to the rumor I heard that breathing helium can cause a collapsed lung?

Female, 18-29, Canada
 432 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:27:00 PM
I used to be a saxophone major in college i could try to see if i could still stay in tune.

It's all about mouth shape for winds and how you blow for brass. It may not be the helium but just power of suggestion causing them to change pitch. The trumpet player started out on the same note and went up one and a half tones in pitch but every trumpet player i know can do that by choice...so it leads me to believe that it's all just the power of suggestion.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 73 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:22:48 PM
good old BRITISH entertainment eh u fellow brits??

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