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Aeolian Harp, an installation built for the Exploratorium in San Francisco in 1976 by artist Douglas Hollis.

What Is an Aeolian Harp?

Named for the Ancient Greek god of wind, Aeolus, aeolian harps are one of the few music instruments that needs no human touch to make sound.

closeup of guitar strings with harmonic wave patterns overlaid

Why Can’t You Tune Your Guitar?

15 minutes of math and learning about frequency divisions can help you understand for good why your guitar may never fundamentally be in tune.