• (n.) Secondary and less distinct tones which accompany any principal, and apparently simple, tone, as the octave, the twelfth, the fifteenth, and the seventeenth. The name is also applied to the artificial tones produced by a string or column of air, when the impulse given to it suffices only...
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(from the article `Ptolemy`) Among Ptolemy`s earliest treatises, the Harmonics investigated musical theory while steering a middle course between an extreme empiricism and the ...
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harmonics 1. The science of musical sounds. 2. The partials or overtones of a fundamental tone. 3. Integral multiples of the fundamental frequency. The first harmonic is the fundamental, and the second is twice the frequency of the fundamental, etc. Also called overtones, these are vibrations at f...
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Vibrations at frequencies which are integer multiples of that of a fundamental vibration: the ascending notes C, G, E, C', E', G' comprise a fundamental with its first five higher harmonics. Apart from their musical consonance, they are important because any periodically repeated signal – a vo...
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Chime-like sounds achieved in two ways: 1) natural harmonics - by touching a string at any equidistant division of the string length (typically 5th, 7th, and 12th fret), directly above the fret with left hand, and striking hard with the right-hand fingers or pick near the bridge where there is more ...
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In music, a series (the `harmonic series`) of partial vibrations that combine to form a musical tone. When a stretched string or a column of air in a tube is made to vibrate, it does so as a whole, in two halves, three thirds, four quarters, etc., all at the same time. The easiest vibration to hear ...
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[electrical power] Harmonics are electric voltages and currents that appear on the electric power system as a result of certain kinds of electric loads. Harmonic frequencies in the power grid are a frequent cause of power quality problems. ==Causes== In a normal alternating current power sys...
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1) Acoustics 2) The vibration of an instrument at the fundamental frequency and at certain whole number multipls of the frequency
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