One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The lowest note of a chord in its original form.
- ‘A vibrating string, for example, can oscillate as a whole to produce the fundamental note which establishes the pitch of the note we hear.’
- ‘The second movement begins with the horn singing all by itself, anchored in a fundamental note and flowering from there.’
- ‘A violin playing the same note will sound distinct because it also generates harmonics of this fundamental note.’
- ‘The result is a note different than the fundamental notes and rich of its own harmonic frequencies.’
- ‘In extreme cases the overtones generated can be as loud as the fundamental note produced by the string.’
- ‘The harmonics are secondary notes produced when an instrument is played, with frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental note frequency.’
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