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What is Sound?

Every sound we hear is created by something vibrating.

Sometimes we can see the vibration.

Pluck a taut elastic band and you can see the band twanging rapidly to and fro as it hums.

Clap your hands, or stamp your feet and you see nothing moving. Vibration is there all the same, it is not only the band or your hands that move. You hear a sound because air moves too. As the source of a sound vibrates to and fro, it pushes the air molecules around them vibrating, and so the sound is transmitted through the air to your ears in little vibrations or sound waves.

Sound is energy.

Put your index and middle finger on your neck. Say the word "Aah" as loud as you can. Then try it as soft as you can. You not only hear a sound, but you can feel a movement inside your throat. When you say, "Aah", your vocal cords vibrate. That means they move quickly back and forth. As your vocal cords vibrate they produce sound.

Unlike light waves, sound waves do not travel through a vacuum. They need matter to travel. That is why sound can travel through a wall.

 

 

 


 

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Changing Sounds

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Pitch

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Pitch and Loudness

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