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Harmonic series (music)

A harmonic series is the sequence of sounds IEV 1994, sound: http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=801-21-01 —pure tones, represented by sinusoidal waves—in which the frequency IEV 1994, fundamental: http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=801-30-01 of each sound is an integer multiple of the fundamental, the lowest frequency. IEV 1994, harmonic series of sounds: http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=801-30-04

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Leonard Bernstein explains the workings and significance of the harmonic series in a 1973 lecture (28:16)

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Leonard Bernstein explains the workings and significance of the harmonic series in a 1973 lecture

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