Figure 8.6 - Difference Tones

Difference Tones

Figure 8.6 - Difference Tones

A grave harmonic is a secondary note which spontaneously arises when two different notes are sounded together. It is a note whose mathematical number is the difference of the two which awaken it; e.g., F2 and C3, the interval of the fifth, awakens a grave harmonic whose number is 1, which is the difference of 2 and 3; and this 1 strengthens F2, for it is its lower octave. But the interval of F2 and F4, or any other octave, does not awaken a grave harmonic, since there is no difference-number between the two. - Editor. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 36]

See Also

Difference Tone
Figure 8.5 - Summation Tones
grave harmonic
Law of Harmonic Pitch
Law of Harmonic Vibrations
Overtone Series
Overtones Developed Musically
Power of Beat Harmonics
Resultant Tone
1.23 - Power of Harmonics through Summation Tones
9.9 - Sympathy or Harmony Between Harmonics or Overtones

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