Ed Zubrow ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
>Mats Norrman wrote:
>>That is logic, as all notes highs on an instrument, refers to the overtones
>>which follows the instruments form (construction) which causes overtones
>>which are different on different highs. ...
>This is very interesting. I thought I understood that in a piano the
>overtones are caused by the fact that other strings vibrate in addition
>to the ones struck. What causes the overtones in wind instruments?
All instruments produce overtone structures; the difference between them
is largely what makes them sound characteristic. Although other strings
can resonate on a piano, even if all other stringds are damped, you still
get an overtone series.
A tone with overtones, basically a sine wave, is actually very dull.
AFAIK the instrument which comes closest is the flute...no comment.
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