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I noticed that if I'm playing music in a room and I go into another room or walk further and further, then at some point I can only hear the percussion and the melody to a lesser extent. All the midtones seem to vanish. Why is this?


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    $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of Do low frequency sounds really carry longer distances? $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Jun 9 '15 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean all the middle frequencies fade, you can still hear both the highest and lowest notes? Sorry, not well up on music enough to completely follow your question? $\endgroup$ – user81619 Jun 9 '15 at 17:05

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