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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."

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October 16, 2012 | Overtones for dummies

You may have heard the words "overtones" or "harmonics" bantered about in discussing tone. The subjective terms of "brilliance" and "warmth" actually have root in science and math--eggheads like Pythagoras and other physicists throughout history describe these in mathematica formulas, but what it really comes down to is how it affects your ear.

We dug up an article from four years ago that describes this in the context of explaining flatwound strings and why they are warmer than bronze. Take some time to read through this in our newly organized Tone Concepts archives.

Article: About Flatwound Strings


Posted by Ted at October 16, 2012 5:02 AM

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