>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.
I did, of course, mean, 'a tone with *no* overtones'...
The overtone structure is dictated by the construction of the instrument.
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