Geremia
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WHY do harmonics happen?
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Why doesn't a guitar string vibrate at one frequency only? An ideal one carefully plucked at its middle would, but real-world guitar strings are not idealized strings. They are not massless, they ...

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Why are pure tones depicted as sine waves?
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Because a circle is the purest periodic shape: Any periodic orthogonal function could form the basis of more complicated, "less pure" sounds (i.e., sounds with many harmonics). See Dave Benson's ...

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What collection is this?
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It's a scale in the Dorian mode transposed down a whole step (C → B♭). (source)

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