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What is Sound?

Jared Taylor —  February 4, 2013 — Leave a comment
Sound represented in a histogram

Music represented in a histogram

Have you ever seen sound? Unless you’re one of a small percentage who experience chromesthesia, the answer is probably no. But you’ve likely seen sound represented graphically in a histogram. It’s a common and useful way of displaying information about sound, but it is not what sound looks like.

Sound is wave of varying pressure, compressing and decompressing at a rate our ears can detect. If we could see it, it would look more like ripples in water, only they’re in the air and moving right at you! Continue Reading…