Music Term: Sympathetic vibration
Definition and background:
occurs when the vibration of one drumhead, cymbal, etc. Causes another drumhead, or cymbal to vibrate. for example, when the top head a snare drum is struck the vibrations from the top head cause the bottom head to vibrate
A vibration of an object independently in response to tone sounded by a musical instrument of which the object is a part, or that of another instrument.
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