i know whats the fundamental frequency
but what is overtones and harmonics
and how many overtones can be made(infinite or something)
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- Thread Starter
- 29-03-2011 23:36
- 30-03-2011 23:06
there are different systems in music and in physics.
In Physics ...
the first harmonic is the fundamental frequency
the second harmonic is 2 x the fundamental
the third harmonic is 3 x the fundamental etc...
However, sometimes certain harmonics are not possible. E.g. for a tube closed at one end the second harmonic is not possible nor is any other even harmonic.
A higher harmonic which is possible is called an overtone. therefore for a tube closed at one end the fist overtone = the third harmonic