What are overtones??

What are overtones??

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2 Answers

Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
10 years ago
An overtone is any frequency higher than the fundamental frequency of a sound. Using the model of Fourier analysis, the fundamental and the overtones together are called partials. Harmonics, or more precisely, harmonic partials, are partials whose frequencies are integer multiples of the fundamental (including the fundamental which is 1 times itself). These overlapping terms are variously used when discussing the acoustic behavior of musical instruments.
reshma lr
20 Points
10 years ago
overtones are frequencies which are higher than minimum frequency.

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