Harmonics

When you hear a note from a piano, you are actually hearing many tones at once. The dominant tone is the fundamental of the note, and that note is the main frequency of the note. It is caused by the entire length of the string vibrating in one plane. It is also the most dominant or noticeable component of the sound you hear. But, you can also hear higher order harmonics as well. these harmonics are caused when the string vibrates in "segments", with each section of the string vibrating around a "node" that remains fixed. Since each harmonic divides the string into different numbers of segments, each harmonic also has its own frequency. Here's how the string actually vibrates. As a str

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