Recently I came across some videos of musical instruments filmed with a high-speed so it can seen in super slow motion. The results are nothing short of jaw dropping! I love this stuff and always get a kick out of seeing things from a new perspective. As musicians we tend to speak a lot about pitch and tuning, but never really get a chance to see strings oscillating at the speeds we are tuning to.
For instance, did you know that when you tune an A String on a guitar, that string is vibrating at 110hz? That means that the string is vibrating 110 time per second to produce that note. That is crazy stuff! Of course, our human eye cannot catch these vibrations quick enough to appreciate them but luckily, these amazing cameras can. The full slow-motion videos are at the bottom of the page, but first enjoy some of the highlights in gifs:
3. Tuning Fork
This is a tuning fork as it approaches and touches a glass of water. Absolutely awesome!
4. Violin Bow & String