Visual cymbal

Here’s an astounding slo-mo video of a cymbal strike:

Isn’t that amazing?!

I mean, you know at some intellectual level that sound is a wave caused by the vibration of a solid object… but actually seeing that?

So cool.

(H/T Blogra, by The Georgia Straight)

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5 Responses to Visual cymbal

  1. Bob O'H says:

    Aaagh! I can’t work out a cymbalism pun. Help! help!

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    It’s surprisingly difficult, isn’t it?

  3. cromercrox says:

    That’s amazing – it reminds me of local stories about the town of Shipden, just north of Cromer, one of the several settlements on the Norfolk coast that have been lost to coastal erosion. In the 19th century, for example, the spire on Shipden church had to be dynamited as it kept snagging fishing nets cast from above. But I digress. It is said that Shipden church had three bells: one of bronze, one of brass, and one of yoghurt. When they rang the changes the bells went ding dong splat.

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    How’s that carpet adhesive working out for you, Henry? 🙂

    • cromercrox says:

      I think the effects have worn off now. Disappointed that the can contained only just enough adhesive for five square metres of floor tiles. I’ll have to get some more.

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