According to Parker, sound waves travel further and faster through water than air. This is the reason why mammals such as whales in oceans communicate with each other over long distances (Parker 39). The speed with which sound waves travel through different media is also determined by the existing temperature. In warm temperature, the molecules in a given medium will bump into each other on a faster basis than would be the case in colder temperatures. Musicians are among the individuals that often seek to create audio experiences through interactive sound. Moreover, sound waves can also be used to create art, or artistic paintings. This can be done by observing the impact that sound vibrations may have on paints on different surfaces.
Cymatics is descriptive of the study of detectable vibrations or sounds. Artists can use different media for the purpose of transmitting sound waves in order to bring out different patterns. Sound is essentially a form of energy that needs a medium through which to travel. There are different musical instruments that can be used to produce sound waves, which are basically volumes of compressed air that are broadcasted outward. All musical instruments can produce sound waves. Some accomplish this through mechanical vibrations, which are then transformed into acoustic energy (Fukushima, Suzuki, and Omoto 188). Different musical instruments have different properties that allow them to produce different kinds of sound waves.
For instance, stringed musical instruments tend to produce compression waves which are generated when strings are plucked, because they cause the air to vibrate. In stringed instruments such as violins which have violin boxes, sound vibrations, when the string is plucked use compression to move through the air. In the case of electronic instruments, the instrument’s membrane actually vibrates through electromagnetic fields. Brass musical instruments will experience compression waves