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Inharmonic

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  • Italian definition

    1 maggio 2007, di Pierre Couprie

    Inarmonico
    Quando una frequenza superiore alla fondamentale non è un multiplo intero, è detta inarmonica ed è chiamata parziale. La sua forma d’onda è aperiodica. Gli sturmenti della famiglia delle percussioni, in particolare le campane e i gong, hanno parziali che sono in gran parte inarmoniche. Di conseguenza, questi suoni possono contenere molte altezze indefinite (Source: Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR (...)

  • German definition

    17 February 2007, by Pierre Couprie

    Inharmonisch

  • French definition

    2 December 2006, by Pierre Couprie

    Inharmonique
    Lorsqu’une fréquence n’est pas un entier multiple de la fondamentale, elle est dite inharmonique et se nomme un partiel, sa forme d’onde est alors apériodique.
    Les instruments de la famille des percussions, en particulier les cloches et les gongs, ont des partiels qui sont en grande partie inharmoniques. En conséquence, de tels sons peuvent contenir des hauteurs indéfinies ou multiples. (Source: Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. (...)

  • Spanish definition

    10 August 2006, by Rob Weale

    Inarmónico
    Cuando la frecuencia de un sobretono no es múltiplo entero de la frecuencia fundamental se dice que él mismo es inarmónico y se lo llama parcial. Su forma de onda es aperiódica.
    Los instrumentos de la familia de la percusión, las campanas y los gongs en particular, tienen sobretonos en gran medida inarmónicos. Como consecuencia, tales sonidos pueden percibirse asociados a múltiples alturas o con altura indefinida.
    (Fuente: Barry Truax (1999). Handbook for Acoustic Ecology. (...)

  • English definition

    2 January 2005, by Rob Weale

    When the frequency of an overtone is not an integer multiple of the fundamental the overtone is said to be inharmonic and is called a partial; its waveform is aperiodic.
    Instruments of the percussion group, bells, and gongs in particular, have overtones which are largely inharmonic. As a result, such sounds may have indefinite or multiple pitches associated with them. (Source: Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR (...)