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The World's 1st Tunable Harmonica
PHYSICS, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PHOENTICS OF THE HARMONICA
AntakaMatics, Inc. is devoted to the technological advancement of the harmonica. We strive to improve the enjoyment of this delightful instrument--through research of physics, physiology, and phonetics and by engineering innovations that enhance the playing experience. This page contains an assortment of the research we have performed over the past two decades.
Special thanks to Henry T. Bahnson, MD,cardiac surgeon, Chairman of Department of Surgery, U Pittsburgh, 1863-1987.
As well as our colleagues Quinter Beery (otolaryngologist), and Greg Burgreen (aerospace engineer).
Voyage Inside Harmonica Mouth And Beyond
The above video is an introduction to our laryngoscopy experiments by Dr. Henry T. Bahnson, MD, former Chair of Surgery at Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (in collaboration with Drs. Quinter Beery and James Antaki.)
Wind Tunnel" Experiments
PHYSIOLOGY AND PHOENETICS OF THE DIATONIC HARMONICA
Lecture Presented at Acoustic Society of America Conference, Pittsburgh, 2002
ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS OF CLOSING REED OF THE DIATONIC HARMONICA
Lecture Presented at Acoustic Society of America Conference, San Diego, 2011
AEROELASTIC COMPUTER SIMULATION OF CLOSING REED OF HARMONICA. (AIR FLOW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM). NOTE ASSYMETRY, POTENTIALLY CAUSING TORSIONAL INSTABILITY (AKA ANNOYING "DOG WHISTLE")
OPENING REED (I.E. INVOLVED IN OVERBLOWS, OVERDRAWS):
ACOUSTICAL AND PHYSICAL DYNAMICS OF THE DIATONIC HARMONICA BY BAHNSON AND ANTAKI, JASA, 1998