Theaters vs Auditoriums

Why are we able to hear sound in certain rooms better than in others?

I was recently in my school auditorium, and I realized why we had to sing louder: our room isn’t shaped properly.

Many studies have shown that a curved room makes a sound seem louder than a boxy room.

Before writing this blog post, I was performing at Le Petit Trianon, which houses many curved theater rooms for vocal and instrumental recitals and plays. I realized that the curve of the room is easier on the sound waves for them to travelaround the room. The curve makes the sound seem louder, when in actuality it could only be at least 70 decibels.

This great discovery(that has been made before several times over)can be applied in everyday life and can be very useful in the construction of modern houses.

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