1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hi, I'm currently doing a project on the physics of music, more specifically physics of stringed instruments. I don't really understand how are standing waves generated and used in stringed instruments. Are the standing waves present in the string, in the sound wave, or both? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Just to confirm, the wave travelling along the string is a transverse wave right? And isit right to say that the standing wave in the string causes the string to vibrate? I haven't been able to find much information on this, hope someone can enlighten me:) thanks.