FRACTAL SOUND – HARMONICS AND OVERTONES
“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
– Nikola Tesla
Sound and Vibration are fundamental principles on which the Universe is build upon and they have a fractal structure.
You might have heard of harmonics or overtones. Every sound is made of a base tone and a pile of harmonics. This pile of harmonics is the information that our brains translate into sound color or timbre.
Watch the 45-min full documentary about Harmonics and Overtones below.
First we have a visual representation of the base tone.
Next we add the first harmonic, which is 1/2 the vibration of the base tone. The result is an octave.
Next we add the second harmonic, which is 1/3 of the base vibration. The result is a fifth.
On it goes with the 3rd harmonic, which is 1/4 of the base tone resulting in the second octave.
When we keep adding all the harmonics, we get the entire scale of harmonic sounds. Here is how it looks when they are all stacked.
Now what would it look like when we only take the octaves – the multitudes of division of 2?
The short visual explanation just scratches the surface and there is much more to discover about th fractal structure of sound.
This 45-min documentary “SPACE SOUND VOICE” goes in depth into Harmonics and Overtone Singing.
Available now completely for free.
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I am a musician who plays the oboe.
The oboe is a “double reed” instrument. Every professional oboist must make their own oboe reeds.
The “American Scrape” is characterized by a paper-thin tip, a much thicker heart and a scraped-out bach section
The greatest problem with the “American Scrape” (in my opinion) is getting the quick vibrations from the short, very thin tip through the thick heart to the back of the reed.
I have evolved a fractal scrape to address this inherent difficulty.