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Video: The physics of playing guitar


It is interesting to think of guitar and sound in terms of physics and science…

Guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix are capable of bending the physics of waves to their wills, plucking melody from inspiration and vibration. But how do wood, metal, and plastic translate into rhythm, melody, and music? Oscar Fernando Perez details the physics of playing the guitar, from first pluck to that final shredding chord.

Photo: J. Michel Carriere. Flickr

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