Big air.

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  • Additional Information
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      339990 All other miscellaneous manufacturing
      339992 Musical Instrument Manufacturing
    • Abstract:
      Pipe organs are the largest, most powerful musical instruments on earth. Yet a mere sliver of wood stands between a thundering roar and dead silence. Organs have functioned on the same simple physics since they were first constructed around 250 BC. Air flows from a reservoir up past leather-covered wooden pallets into pipes of various lengths, vibrating to produce different pitches. A modest church organ with two keyboards, foot pedals, and 16 or so stops may have about 1,200 pipes, cost around $200,000 and take two years to craft by hand. INSET: DID YOU KNOW....
    • Full Text Word Count:
      997
    • ISSN:
      0036-8733
    • Accession Number:
      10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110
    • Accession Number:
      13345813
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FISCHETTI, M. Big air. Scientific American, [s. l.], v. 291, n. 1, p. 110–111, 2004. DOI 10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=13345813. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fischetti M. Big air. Scientific American. 2004;291(1):110-111. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110
    • APA:
      Fischetti, M. (2004). Big air. Scientific American, 291(1), 110–111. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fischetti, Mark. 2004. “Big Air.” Scientific American 291 (1): 110–11. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110.
    • Harvard:
      Fischetti, M. (2004) ‘Big air’, Scientific American, 291(1), pp. 110–111. doi: 10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fischetti, M 2004, ‘Big air’, Scientific American, vol. 291, no. 1, pp. 110–111, viewed 28 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fischetti, Mark. “Big Air.” Scientific American, vol. 291, no. 1, July 2004, pp. 110–111. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fischetti, Mark. “Big Air.” Scientific American 291, no. 1 (July 2004): 110–11. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0704-110.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fischetti M. Big air. Scientific American [Internet]. 2004 Jul [cited 2020 Oct 28];291(1):110–1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=13345813