What happens when you drop a piece of paper into a saxophone bell?

31 May 2017, 17:31

levitating saxophone paper

Did you ever see a piece of paper float in mid-air like this before?

So it turns out you can use a saxophone to make a piece of paper float in mid-air. Thanks to saxophonist and all-round clever person David Pope, we now know that this is because of the sound vibrations in the air of the saxophone bell, rather than the airflow.

Observe:

Find out more about David at his website.

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