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pitch of unresolved harmonics
- To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: pitch of unresolved harmonics
- From: "Alex Galembo, PhD" <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:43:46 +0200
- Delivery-date: Fri Oct 11 11:52:07 2002
- Organization: Dept. of Speech, Music and Hearing, Royal Institute of Technology. SE 10044 Stockholm, Sweden
- Reply-to: "Alex Galembo, PhD" <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Sender: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 11:33 AM 10/10/2002 +0200, Martin Braun wrote:
>Outside the lab all sound is broad-band noise with varying amounts of
>periodic components. If these are strong enough, we hear pitch,
>It is obvious that complex sound with only unresolved harmonics
>pitch perception. But such sound is non-existent in a natural
>and this pitch percept is weaker and slower than that caused by natural
>sound with resolved harmonics.
Well, the bass range of a piano (and other instruments in the same
range) is full of tones (notice: musical tones) having no resolved
harmonics at all (27.5 -55Hz are the fundamentals in the lowest octave
of a standard piano). What we hear then in these sounds?
Alexander Galembo, Ph.D.
Dept. of Speech, Music and Hearing
Royal Inst. of Technology