Science of Sound at Historic RCA Studio B

Explore the properties of sound waves through the history of Music Row and the legacy of Historic RCA Studio B. Hear the history of Studio B, learn about jobs in the recording studio, discover the science of sound and how it works with recorded music, and learn about the evolution of recording technology from 1961 to today.

Share the Science of Sound at Historic RCA Studio B to help students understand how science, technology, engineering, and art intersect at a recording studio. Filmed at Historic RCA Studio B and led by museum educator Ella Marie Sullivan, each video includes an essential question and spotlights music and photos from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s archives.

Videos are 5-8 minutes in length and can stand alone or be viewed as a series. Use these as a pre-activity for a field trip to Studio B or as asynchronous content when a live program is unavailable.

If students need to access videos independently, share this link:

Part 1 - History of Studio B

What is RCA Studio B, and why is it important?

Part 2 - Who worked at Studio B?
Part 3 - Science of Sound

What is sound, and how can it be manipulated?

Part 4 - Editing Elvis

Recording then and now

Activity Guide for Videos 3 and 4

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