How does a vuvuzela work, anyway?Â Does it have a reed? Is it a kazoo? Do you vibrate your lips against a mouthpiece as with a trumpet, as the pictures imply? If so, why is its one note much lower than it should be (it sounds like the fundamental of a pipe about five feet long), and why doesn’t anyone seem to be able to produce harmonics above that monotone buzz? (While I’m at it, how does a shofar produce such a low note?)
This explanation is probably wrong, because as we know bees have become scarce owing to disease and mites while vuvuzelas threaten to cover the planet.Â Â Â Â Â Please comment if you know what’s inside these things.