The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge regular hours are THU: 9am–2pm; FRI: 10am–6pm; SAT: 10am–6pm; SUN: Closed; MON: Closed, except holidays where schools are closed; TUE: Closed (field trips); WED: Closed. If you are attending a class, workshop, field trip, birthday party, or other reserved function, please arrive at the scheduled location a few minutes early from the scheduled time. The Discovery Center will be closed Dec. 15, 2023, for a scheduled field trip. Please refer to our Hours and Admission Price page for holiday hours, regular hours, 2024 hours, and admission price information. Do not hesitate to call (410) 417-7116, or email with any questions or concerns.
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The Sweet Sound of Music
November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT$5
- When: Sat., Nov. 4, 2023 • 1–3pm
- Where: Discovery Center at Water’s Edge (DCWE), 4505 Pulaski Hwy., Belcamp, MD 21017 (Link to Google Maps.)
- Cost: $5 material fee; pre-registration required
Description: Have you ever wondered how the sound that you hear from your earbuds or from your computer was made? Did you ever go to a concert and wonder why the performance does not sound like the track coming out of your earphones at home? How do instruments make the sound of music, and how can it be changed so that it sounds best. Most importantly, how do you get it so that it sounds best to you? It depends on your ears, the speakers, the electronics, and how they are manipulated.
In this presentation we will demonstrate this process and show you how it is done from the production of music in instruments, to the listening of the sound in concerts, at home, and in everyday life. You will learn how you hear, how to make good music better, and even how acoustically poor music can be made to sound the best it can through amplifiers, filters, and the listening environment.
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