8.21 - Signature same as Chord

Vibration Signature

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All vibrating and oscillating bodies possess a signature or complex series of sub and super harmonics, overtones or partials. These sets (or series) of relative frequencies (constituting its vibration signature) are developed according to law and arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and are of two basic types of seemingly opposite qualities - harmonic (concordant) and enharmonic (discordant) not in their discrete pitches but in the relationships with the other notes of that series and outside of it. When harmonics are thusly derived from arithmetical methods they are called Summation Tones and Difference Tones. Other Resultant Tones or harmonics derived arithmetically are "multiples" (times two, squaring or other quantities) and divisions or halves (divided by two, square root or other quantities). Because these signatures are created and governed by basic laws of arithmetic they are not accidental or by happenstance. Keely used the term "chord" in place of our use of the term vibration signature. For indeed a collection of relative frequencies or pitches is a chord of discrete tones or aliquot parts making up a compound sound or complex waveform.

Chord - Two, three or more tones sounded together.

Signature or Vibration Signature - Term usually applied to the vibration frequency spectrum of a complex waveform.

In the graphic below are shown these two terms. The squiggly lines at the top are the vibration signatures. (The term signature comes from the concept these lines look like a doctor's scrolling signature.) The musical notes below the signatures are the relative and quantitative discrete frequencies making up the complex waveform as recorded in tracings or signatures.

Some Basic Waveforms and their constituent aliquot parts
Figure 8.14 - Some Basic Waveforms and their constituent aliquot parts

Partials - Harmonics, so called because they are the parts of a sound. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 63]

See Also


See Also

Chord of Mass
Chord of the Mass
Creative Force
Figure 1.1 - Chord Signatures of Brain Convolutions
Laws of Vibration
molecular aggregation
Part 12 - Russells Locked Potentials
Universal Energy Unit
Vibration Signature

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Wednesday October 7, 2020 04:32:35 MDT by Dale Pond.