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Re: harmonic vs. inharmonic sounds (one last time)
I think my question is ... Do "you" perceive and/or hear, rather than
the third person neutral. Perhaps this is why I'm a composer and not
a scientist, I'm more interested in "you" then 'the' "them".
Yes, I think. If the mentioned sine-tones are soft, then 100 Hz is
heard as a "cubic" difference tone, f = 2f_1 - f_2; example: f_1 =
200 Hz; f_2 = 300 Hz; f = 100 Hz. If the sine-tones are louder, 100
Hz is heard as a first-order difference tone, f = f_2 - f_1;
example: f_1 = 200 Hz; f_2 = 300 Hz; f 100 Hz.
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and <al.bregman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Whenever a repetitive waveform is played (i.e. one whose partials are
all harmonics), we hear the pitch that is characteristic of that
Therefore, we shouldn't think of your complex tone as containing a
100-Hz pure tone. It is just that they both have the same pitch.
Datum: 16.03.2007 03:26
Betreff: harmonic vs. inharmonic sounds (one last time)
On reconsideration, I would reframe the question something as:
When hearing the partials 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, do you
perceive the fundamental to be 100 Hz? Do you hear a 100 Hz