Word of the Day: Cymatics

This is pretty cool stuff.

Cymatics (from Greek: ???? “wave”) is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid.[1] Different patterns emerge in the exitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.”  from Wikipedia



Vito “Duke” alto saxophone, handmade by Beaugnier in France
Original Literature From a 1935 Conn Saxophone
Selmer Radio Improved Baritone Saxophone (After)
1953 SML (Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire) “Revision D” alto saxophone