partial tone


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partial tone

n.
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Noun1.partial tone - a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
harmonic - a tone that is a component of a complex sound
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* Partial tones are a result of the Minimalluft method, allowing for a diaphragmatic acoustic connection.
* Future teachers will approach register adjustment by listening for partial tones and the ratio of chest and head voice present in the tone.
Modern bell-founders have realised that by bringing the five most prominent partial tones accurately into tune, the tone of a bell can be greatly improved.

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