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Q & A: Sound waves produced by a veena musical instrument

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Most recent answer: 11/25/2012
Q:
sound wave produced by plucking stings of veena is/are longitudinal or transverse or both
- mohina (age 12)
vijayawada,andhrapradesh,india
A:
The veena is a fretted string instrument used in Hindustani classical music.  As such, most of the audible sounds arise from transverse vibrations of the strings.   Longitudinal vibrations do exist but they will be too high in frequency to hear with human ears. 

LeeH  

(published on 11/25/2012)

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