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The Nature of Sound and Silence

Sound: a vibration (wave) that travels through a transmission medium such as air or water. by Michael Corthell ''There are a lot of similarities between music and surfing. There's a rhythm to both of them and with sound waves and ocean waves, you see patterns, plus the breathing is all part of it.''  - Jon Foreman I have described previously the symbolic meaning of colors, which was fairly straight forward. The nature and meaning of sound symbolism is a bit less known and more difficult to describe. Color and sound are both transmitted on '' waves .'' In the case of sound, these waves are mechanical and require a medium for transmission, some type of molecular structure, like water or gas. These sound waves propagate via air molecules colliding with their neighbors, while color is transmitted on electromagnetic waves, radiation .  This type of wave or oscillation uses electrical and magnetic fields originally generated by charged particle