# Re: How do I measure resonance? (Andrew Milne )

```Subject: Re: How do I measure resonance?
From:    Andrew Milne  <andymilne@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:28:18 +0000
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Tap the body part with something hard and pointy - maybe not too pointy =
:) - and record the resulting impulse response. A Fourier analysis if =
the impulse response should show the resonant frequencies.

Andy

On 12 Mar 2012, at 18:19, Susie Allen wrote:

> I too am interested in this information if you could please forward to =
me I will appreciate.  I am interested in the entire body.
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> Susan Allen
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> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Gordon, Michael <GORDONM10@xxxxxxxx> =
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> Dear List,
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> I=92m hoping some of you might have a few ideas about how one can =
measure the resonant characteristics of the human body? Specifically I=92m=
trying to figure out what the resonant frequencies of a person=92s =
head/skull might be. Is there a way or established methods to do this? =
Are there any dangers to playing the resonant frequency of a person=92s =
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> I=92m hoping to do some investigations into whether the resonant =
characteristics of a person=92s body might interact with various =
responses.
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> You are welcome to email me directly and I will post a summary of =
responses to the list next week.
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> Cheers,
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> Mike
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> --
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> Dr. Michael S. Gordon
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> Department of Psychology
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> William Paterson University
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> Gordonm10@xxxxxxxx
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> Susan Allen, PhD
> Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
> Instructor of Harp & Improvisation
> Coordinator, Musical Arts Program
> Faculty Administrator, Community Arts Partnership Music Programs
> The Herb Alpert School of Music
> California Institute of the Arts
> Valencia, CA  91355 USA
> 661-222-2780
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> www.susanallenharpist.com

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"><div><div>Tap the body part with something hard and pointy - maybe not =
too pointy :) - and record the resulting impulse response. A Fourier =
analysis if the impulse response should show the resonant =
frequencies.</div><div><br></div><div>Andy</div></div><div><br></div><div>=
<br></div><br><div><div>On 12 Mar 2012, at 18:19, Susie Allen =
wrote:</div><br class=3D"Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote =
type=3D"cite">I too am interested in this information if you could =
please forward to me I will appreciate. &nbsp;I am interested in the =
entire body.<div><br></div><div>Susan Allen<br><br><div =
class=3D"gmail_quote">On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Gordon, Michael =
<span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a =
href=3D"mailto:GORDONM10@xxxxxxxx">GORDONM10@xxxxxxxx</a>&gt;</span> =
wrote:<br>
<blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 =
<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">
<u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">I=92m hoping some of you =
might have a few ideas about how one can measure the resonant =
characteristics of the human body? Specifically I=92m trying to figure =
out what the resonant frequencies of a person=92s head/skull might be. =
Is there a way or established methods to do this? Are there any dangers =
to playing the resonant frequency of a person=92s head to =
them?<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal">I=92m hoping to do some investigations into whether =
the resonant characteristics of a person=92s body might interact with =
responses. <u></u><u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">You =
are welcome to email me directly and I will post a summary of responses =
to the list next week. <u></u><u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">
Cheers, <u></u><u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal">Mike<u></u><u></u></p><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><font color=3D"#888888"><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">
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style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas">--<u></u><u></u></span></p=
><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas">Dr. Michael S. =
Gordon<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas">Department of =
Psychology<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas">William Paterson =
University<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas"><a =
href=3D"mailto:Gordonm10@xxxxxxxx" target=3D"_blank"><span =
style=3D"color:blue">Gordonm10@xxxxxxxx</span></a><u></u><u></u></span></=
p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></span=
></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"> <span =
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Consolas"><u></u><u></u></span></p><=
p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>&nbsp;<u></u></p>
</font></div></div></blockquote></div><br><br =
clear=3D"all"><div><br></div>-- <br>Susan Allen, PhD<br>Associate Dean =
for Academic Affairs<br>Instructor of Harp &amp; =
Improvisation<br>Coordinator, Musical Arts Program<br>Faculty =
Administrator, Community Arts Partnership Music Programs<br>
The Herb Alpert School of Music<br>California Institute of the =
Arts<br>Valencia, CA&nbsp; 91355 USA<br>661-222-2780<br><br><a =
href=3D"http://www.susanallenharpist.com/" =
target=3D"_blank">www.susanallenharpist.com</a><br>
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