But Why?: How Do Piano Keys Make Sound?

Did you know pianos have strings and hammers?

We’re learning all about instruments and how they use strings to make noises.

Pianist Annemieke McLane shows us the inner workings of a piano, and cellist Emily Taubl shows us how strings and stringed instruments make sounds. Plus we learn how record players make sound.


But Why is a show led by you, kids!

You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

Science Topics
Physics, Sound
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Musical Instruments
K-6, Middle School
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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