inharmonicity


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inharmonicity

(ˌɪnhɑːməˈnɪsɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being inharmonic
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There is often a bit of inharmonicity (noise between the harmonics) in spinto voices, perhaps suggesting to the listener that "I can drive the system hard without doing damage." But there is also strength in wisdom and authority, for which a low voice (basso profundo) was preferred by Mozart in the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflote.
Where B is known as inharmonicity coefficient given by
Studies show that the perceived urgency of nonverbal auditory warnings can be systematically manipulated by altering acoustic parameters such as amplitude, frequency, pitch range, speed, inharmonicity and melodic structure (Edworthy et al., 1991; Haas & Casali, 1995; Haas & Edworthy, 1996; Hellier et al., 1993; Momtahan, 1990).
All the frequency components illustrated in Example 2 are integral multiples of the frequency of low E: therefore this spectrum is called "harmonic." If any component is not a whole-number multiple of the fundamental, the phenomenon is called "inharmonicity." There can be varying degrees of inharmonicity.
For the analysis and manipulation of the various tunings of the genera he offers a variety of very modern methods, including distance and inharmonicity functions and a number of rather complex statistical measurements.