Cymatics: The Shape of the Sound

Have you ever though how a C (Do) looks like when played? Or any other musical note?

Gisela Paterno, our Senior piano teacher at WKMT and head of Kensington studio, is specialised in the shape of the notes. She has been for long researching this field and all around it. For that reason, she has brought this great article to WKMT Blog.

In case you haven’t heard about Cymatics before, this is the right moment to know about it, as well as to know more in case you already heard about it.

Cymatics makes reference to a process in which through the musical vibrations certain shapes will come up on a plate or membrane with some liquid on particles on top. Basically, when some notes are played will produce different shapes depending on the notes played. Yes, sound unbelievable how the sound can have a certain pattern and differences between the notes. That is cymatics.

The term was coined by Hans Jenny in the bginning of XX Century. However, in 1680 this idea was already researched by Robert Hooke. Since then, this practice has been analised deeply until nowadays which still surprises us.

Read the full article written by our colleague to fully understand this curious practice. Click on the link aforementioned and enjoy by watching the shape of the sound.