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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000830.txt from 2000/07

From: "James L Cook" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Carbonare's Selmer
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 02:27:31 -0400


The following is a quote from Music, Sound and Sensation / A Modern
Exposition by Fritz Winckel:

The theoretical representation of the spectrum as a series of "harmonics"
must permit a further modification, for an exact spectral analysis of
instrument sounds shows that significant frequency variations of the
whole-number relationships of of the overtones occur with all instruments,
so that one can scarcely speak of "harmonics."

A drastic case of this has been produced in an experiment with organ pipes
by J. Meyer ... . ... Similar discrepancies can be discovered in most wind
instruments, for which R. W. Young has provided measurements.

Young, R. W., "The Natural Frequencies of Musical Horns," Acustica, 10:91


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Charette <>
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2000 17:56
Subject: Re: [kl] Carbonare's Selmer

>From: "William Wright" <>
>> If the fundamental note is in tune, the higher harmonics cannot be.
>> (Same as a piano, which must compromise on a tempered scale.)
>That is not true of the clarinet. The harmonics are in tune. Added mass
>(wound strings) on a piano cause inharmonicity.
>Mark C.
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