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Re: harmonic extraction


Why is the sound of complex tones with only odd harmonics 
hollow and disagreeable? A possible explanation, involving
the pattern of partial-tone peaks on the basilar membrane
in the cochlea, is given in Section 5 ("A Modified Consonance
Theory") of my article "Psycho-Acoustic Experiments on the
Sensory Consonance of Musical Two-Tones", in the journal
Canadian Acoustics, Vol. 35, Nr. 3, pp. 38-45 (2007).


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[...]  Perhaps this is why signals with odd harmonics have 
that hollow dissonant quality?

Reinhart Frosch,
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