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Stuff from the B-Side

HowStuffWorks.com

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 77

What is the story behind Stagger Lee? Why would astronauts need a DJ? Join Mark and John as they explore everything from the president's record collection to the future of digital music in Stuff From The B-Side, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

What makes an instrument's sound unique?

October 13th, 2009

Episode 82 of 99 episodes

Most people can easily hear the difference between an oboe or a sitar, even when the instruments are playing the same note. Join the hosts of Stuff From The B-Side as they explore the science behind the fascinating concept of timbre in this podcast.

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