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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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The dull tone of the old Diapasons was due to the absence of the upper harmonics or partials.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
The partials up to the seventh are beyond beating distance, but above this they come close together.
Some intervals are pleasant and satisfying when produced on instruments having few partials in their tones.
Moreover, the upper partials of the higher voice will also coincide with some of the lower.
The unisonous quality of octaves is easily explained when we examine the “harmonic series” of upper partials (see Sound).
Every musical sound, if of a timbre at all rich (and hence pre-eminently the human voice), contains some of these upper partials.
Further, who shall decide which particular combination of fundamental and upper partials constitutes the perfect singing tone?
THE HEAD VOICE AND OTHER PROBLEMSD. A. CLIPPINGER
Even partials above the primes will excite their equivalents up to the twelfth and double octave.