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Harmonics

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Cliff N°2, Aug 16, 2001.


  1. Cliff N°2

    Cliff N°2

    Aug 16, 2001
    Germany
    Hey guys!

    I know this is a silly question, but what are harmonics?


    Thanks anyway!!:confused:
     
  2. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Moved to Technique.
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well this is a very broad (general) topic and every musical sound is composed of a fundamental note which determines pitch and various numbers of harmonics. The number and distribution of these harmonics, determines the timbre of the sound - so a flute sound has comparatively few harmonics, while something like a church bell or orchestral gong have much more complex timbres becuase of the harmonics present in the sound.

    This is all basic physics and is the sort of thing I learnt at school in science lessons.
     
  5. Cliff N°2

    Cliff N°2

    Aug 16, 2001
    Germany
    Thanks a lot for your answers!!!
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    They are Harmonicas without 'a's.
     
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    LOL!!! Actually, the harmonica is a great instrument to play... haven't touched one for years though.