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Harmonic to have an amplitude higher than the fundamental

  1. Feb 2, 2009 #1
    Is it possible for a harmonic (produced by a stringed instrument) to have an amplitude higher than the fundamental. If so how?
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  3. Feb 2, 2009 #2


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    Re: Harmonics

    For instance, if you restrain the sting in the middle, the second harmonic can be larger than the fundamental. Also, by bowing or plucking at particular locations you can have a harmonic larger than the fundamental.
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