Guitar And Oscilloscope

Purpose

To illustrate how a guitar works and to see its waves on an oscilloscope.

Equipment

Guitar and oscilloscope with microphone on scope/TV cart.

Setup Time

5 min.

Images

h4-34

Description

Play notes or chords on the guitar to see their wave shapes on the oscilloscope. Notice that as the notes decay their wave shapes change, a result of different decay times for different harmonics.