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How do vibrations creata sound waves?

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04/19/2011

A vibrating medium squashes the air molecules at regular intervals as a part of its oscillating motion as shown in this animation:

http://questional.com/images/uploads/52/Soundwave-Propagation-Animation.gif

Imagine that the red line is a vibrating guitar string.