fundamental tone


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fun·da·men·tal tone

the component of lowest frequency in a complex sound.
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Statistically, the fundamental tone and harmonic amplitude of the No.
Because Stockhausen's serial conception of durations is no longer based on the multiplication of a smallest rhythmic value, but rather starts from the equal division of a metrical "fundamental phase" [22]--which is undefined in its temporal dimension to begin with but is thought of as equivalent to the fundamental tone, he developed in a second stage a "tempered chromatic scale of durations" (Stockhausen 1959, 21) with reference to the fundamental phases--in analogy to the twelve "fundamental tones" of the octave.
At the output, the amplified fundamental tones are present in addition to several harmonic frequencies.
The cancellation of the fundamental tones and the distortion products as a function of the phase error is limited by the expression [3]
58), and further - and with equal originality - that "the structure of Rameau's genealogy of sound, from the fundamental tones of the corps sonore to the complex configurations of music, is reproduced in Condillac's synchronic view of knowledge" (p.
In the first of three movements, the oscillations contain both fundamental tones and harmonics, almost like the sounds from a musical instrument.
1]) are the most significant contributor to distortion in that they are very near the fundamental tones and are not readily filtered out as is the case of the third-order intermodulation products (2[f.

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