Does a tuning fork or similar tuning instrument undergo SHM? Why is this a crucial question for musicians?
Solution 3DQ Yes, a tuning fork or a similar tuning instrument undergoes SHM. They vibrate with same frequency and this is independent of amplitude. Musicians prefer to produce music with of a fixed frequency. If they use fixed frequency instrument, a tuning of most musical instruments would be achieved. This is the reason why a tuning fork like instrument can be used for musical pitch.