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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Cliff N°2, Aug 16, 2001.
I know this is a silly question, but what are harmonics?
Hi - I found this thread that explains harmonics and artificial harmonics:
Moved to Technique.
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.
Thanks a lot for your answers!!!
They are Harmonicas without 'a's.
LOL!!! Actually, the harmonica is a great instrument to play... haven't touched one for years though.