An auditory illusion: The Shepard Tone

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It's been called the sonic barber's pole - but what does the Shepard Tone sound like? Try it for yourself...

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Monday 11th April 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Physics
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Can you believe your ears? Image: Vernhart

This exercise is extracted from The Open University course The Technology Of Music

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