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harmonic series : A set of all of the frequencies which are an integral multiple of the frequency of the lowest tone, or fundamental. Humans perceive a harmonic series as a single pitch whose tonal quality is determined by the exact mix of related harmonics present. Below are illustrated the first sixteen harmonics in the harmonic series for the fundamental, C=65.4Hz. The notes indicating the 7th, 13th, 14th and 15th harmonics occur slightly flat or sharp of the notated pitch.See harmonic, partial.

harmonic series tuning : A tuning system which is based on the first sixty harmonics of the tonic, resulting in a tuning which is not based on the usual diatonic scale. There are more notes per octave as the tuning progresses up the harmonic series; the top 32 keys of a keyboard cover one octave in pitch.

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