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?
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.