What is Sound? Essay

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Sound is a form of energy. It is created when something vibrates and in turn causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Traveling longitudinal waves are vibrations in the air, which we are able to pick up with our ears. Sound waves are made up of regions of high and low pressure named compressions and rarefactions. Sound is a longitudinal wave in which the oscillations take place in the direction of the wave travel i.e. backwards and forwards rather than from side to side. The backwards and forwards displacement results in a sequence of compression and rarefactions. Sound waves cannot be transmitted through vacuum. The transmission of sound requires at least a medium to be present to carry on oscillations. Most of the sound …show more content…
The history of the guitar can be traced back to nearly over 3000-4000 years. The oldest guitar-like instrument that still exists today hails from Ancient Egypt. It was used by a singer to entertain the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut named Har-Mose. Although over the years many theories have surfaced on the origin of the instrument, it is a common claim that the guitar is an advanced from the lute, or even of the ancient Greek kithara. Musical instruments much like the modern guitar have been used during the course of history and by various cultures and peoples.
How sound is produced by that instrument: Guitars produce sounds when vibration occurs due to one or more of their strings being plucked. This vibration results in the vibration of the body of the instrument, creating sound waves in the air. The pitch of a guitar is influenced by the string's thickness, its length, the distance stretched, and the number of times it vibrates.
Explain the purpose of each part of the instrument: The main parts of a guitar are the body which includes the bridge, the neck which has the fret, and the head which has the tuning part of the guitar.
(Body) A guitar usually has 6 strings and which are named form bottom to top as EBGDAE .Each string has its own mass, tension, and material. The pitch of a vibrating string depends on four things. -The mass of the string: more massive strings take time to vibrate. On classical guitars, the

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