Outcome measures of vibratory sensitivity using a 256-Hz tuning fork depend on the perception of vibration by the patient and qualitative comparison with sensory threshold on the examiner. The authors present their experience of comparison of vibratory sensation using a 512-Hz tuning fork with the conventional 256-Hz counterpart in normal volunteers.
This article reviews the history of tuning fork tests, its current status as a clinical examination tool. All the commonly performed tuning fork tests are discussed in detail. The three commonly performed tuning fork tests include: Rinne test, weber test and Absolute bone conduction test.
The Weber and Rinne tests are more than just a way to evaluate the Vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII). They are screening tests to determine the presence of hearing loss. They are performed using tuning forks at the frequencies of 512- and 1024-Hz.
Injury evaluation is a central component of clinical practice for athletic trainers. Through interviews, observation, and the completion of special tests, the extent of many injuries can be determined and decisions made regarding referral and treatment plans. However, identifying fractures in the absence of radiographic evaluation represents a unique challenge.
It is also becoming more important to
incorporate the frequencies of 125 Hz and 256 Hz
into pure tone audiometry to allow for better identification of early low-frequency loss and abnormal audiometric configurations. The rotating tuning fork test has a high sensitivity and specificity for cochlear hydrops.
On November 22, 2013, in Remembrance of the Presidency of John F Kennedy and a Recommittment to the Principles of his Presidency, the Schiller Institute performed the Mozart Requiem K 626 in Boston, Mass., following 30 minutes of greetings and audio recordings of JFK.
A three part introductory VIDEO, to be released in full as a DVD in late summer 2011. PART 1 - "Who Owns Your Culture?"..............PART 2 - Launching the Renaissance ..............PART 2 --RETURN TO THE VERDI TUNING
The curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History,discusses the Smithsonian's scientific instrument collection. This video focuses the science behind and uses for tuning forks, including demonstrations of tuning forks on resonators, the Grand Tonometer, a medical tuning fork, and a beats apparatus. This is the third video in a series of five.
Why would young people be interested in beautiful singing at all? Why would the poor, living in a death zone, be moved by classical music? Truthful reflection upon such questions inevitably leads one to investigate the depths of the human soul, and what it is about us that allows us to know anything at all. .....A funny thing happens when singers in a chorus are tuning to one another......
Invention of the tuning fork, its course in music and natural sciences. Pictures from the history of otorhinolaryngology, presented by instruments from the collection of the Ingolstadt German Medical History Museum].
Basement Team researcher Cody Jones investigates the extended electromagnetic spectrum and its relationship to life in the evolution of the cosmos.
LaRouche PAC's Cody Jones: Tuning the Universe For Man.....How does Man interact with the domain of cosmic radiation and the extended electromagnetic spectrum, and how might he tune these processes to the benefit of Man's further creative development?
he first explicit reference to the tuning of middle C at 256 oscillations per second was probably made by a contemporary of J.S. Bach. It was at that time that precise technical methods developed making it possible to determine the exact pitch of a given note in cycles per second. The first person said to have accomplished this was Joseph Sauveur (1653-1716), called the father of musical acoustics.
As Leonardo indicated in his treatise on the human voice, bel canto singing can be compared to painting, because of the conscious use of 'colors' in the voice, either as natural colors (conferred by the different registers), or as a conscious change of color for purposes of interpretation.or example, great singers are able to make their voices darker while singing a part in a Lied corresponding to a change in the poetic text, or a change from major to minor, or to make them lighter in a particularly joyful part.
Each tuning fork has a base, which can be either flat or round. All tuning forks have two prongs, or tines, and they are always made from a metal substance in order to best conduct the emitted vibrations.
he instruments with the least difficulty in adjusting to the pitch are the strings, which can easily tune down the approximately quarter of a tone from the modern A=440. The only complication of which I am aware is that the double basses cannot use a modern metal E string, which tends to buzz at the lowest pitches and must be replaced by a gut E string.
Before the Viennese Classics (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert), tuning pitches varied widely. Some cities tuned at considerably lower pitches; a minor third lower than A=440 in Paris and Rome; a fourth down for Naples. Bach and Handel wrote for various tuning pitches, depending on the prevailing tunings in various cities, usually depending upon the pitches at which the most important organs were tuned ??? and which were too expensive to retune. One was limited to the transpositions available and had to avoid transpositions (almost always downwards) into keys which sounded hideously out of tune in the mean tuning that prevailed, at least in organs, until Schubert???s time.
April 9, 1988 in Milan, Italy, the Schiller Institute brought together some of the world's most highly-regarded classical singers and instrumentalists, to demand a return to rationality in musical tuning and performance.
The demand was led by the top speakers at the conference, renowned operatic soprano Renata Tebaldi, baritone Piero Cappuccilli, and Helga Zepp-LaRouche. They and others called for an end to the high-pitched tuning, which has been literally destroying all but the most gifted voices during the past century, and for a return to the principles of classical aesthetics, according to which the process of musical composition is just as lawful as are the orbits of the planets in the solar system.
To underline this call, the conference resolved to introduce legislation into the Italian parliament which would require a return to the natural tuning at which middle-C equals precisely 256 cycles per second--significantly lower than the current tuning which sets A at 440 cps--or frequently even higher. The fact that this is no mere professional detail, was underlined by the star-studded list of endorsers of the conference's aims. That list includes: Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe, Swiss soprano Anneliese Rothenberger, Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus, Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan (former close associate of Wilhelm Furtwangler), German bass Kurt Moll, Mexican-Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, German soprano Edda Moser, and Italian tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Carlo Bergonzi, and Giuseppe Di Stefano.
The conference took place at the Casa Giuseppe Verdi, the Renaissance-style building which the great Italian composer had built for retired musicians, with French 'cellist Eliane Magnan and pianist Marie-Pierre Soma playing the "Allegro ma non troppo" of Beethoven's Sonata No. 3 in A Major.
Interesting Video on this blog! He says, "for quite some time, it's been known that spiders detect vibrations from their prey, such as insects caught in their webs and from the exact strands that are vibrating know where on the web their potential prey is located. " Watch it...
The Coming Revolution in Wave Biology: An Interview with Dr. Luc Montagnier -----Nobel prize-winning biologist Luc Montagnier has demonstrated the ability of DNA to communicate by low-frequency radio waves, and to impart to water a persisting ???nanostructure??? which possesses the ability to reconstitute the DNA without the immediate presence of the organism. Here he discusses the implications of this remarkable discovery for the origin of life, the treatment of disease, and the extension of life by organ replication.
Sound is not simply molecules moving, but rather an electromagnetic process, about which there is a lot more to learn. This page is by an elementary education teacher: "Using Tuning Forks to Support Curriculum About Sound."
In his recent report, What Makes Sense," Lyndon LaRouche refers to the case of Helen Keller, as a case which can provoke us to think about the relationship between the human sensorium and the power of the human mind:
"I have emphasized, on this account, that if we treat experiences of sense-perception as being shadows cast by some unseen reality, as a now rich harvest of scientific instruments suggests, our attention is turned to the evidence of cases such as that of the celebrated case of Helen Keller, which warn us that a realm of five attributed human senses, is not the essential means on which the human mind should rely to steer efficient interventions into whatever the real world might be, that apart from a presumed direct and unique reality linking the world around us into the fruits of sense-perception as such. For example, could a person blind from birth, gain knowledge of the real world, which can be ultimately, as reliable, in effect, as an idea of the real world around us had by one with ordinary use of the five preferred senses."
.....Let us examine this, here, by exploring aspects of her case, which, although extraordinary, is the case of how a human being is capable of operating with an impaired sensorium.
A discussion of classical musical composition and human culture by Aaron Halevy: "The Sounds of a Cosmic Chorus" THis is the last part of the LaRouche PAC Basement Project on "THE EXTENDED SENSORIUM". You can find ALL THE PAPERS here: http://www.larouchepac.com/node/17172
The Schiller Institute is now offering back issues of beautiful Fidelio Magazine for $5 plus S/H. Order from www.schillerinstitute.org
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