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Name: Harmonic Series
ID: m11118
Language: English (en)
Summary: The harmonic series is the key to understanding not only harmonics, but also timbre and the basic functioning of many musical instruments.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: brass, frequency, harmonics, musical instruments, music theory, overtones, partials, strings, timbre
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)

Latest version: 2.17 (history)
First publication date: Apr 22, 2003 12:00 am +0000
Last revision to module: Oct 1, 2011 8:09 pm +0000

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Version History

Version: 2.19 Feb 15, 2013 8:10 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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took down call for research study participants

Version: 2.18 Jan 18, 2013 5:58 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added call for research study participants

Version: 2.17 Oct 1, 2011 8:09 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Currently viewing this version.
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link to blog

Version: 2.16 Mar 11, 2011 9:46 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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removed from survey

Version: 2.15 Apr 13, 2010 5:57 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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linked to survey

Version: 2.14 Dec 14, 2009 8:04 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added Google analytics tracking code

Version: 2.13 Jun 12, 2009 11:11 am +0000 by Connexions
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Modified markup for explicit .eps image reference

Version: 2.12 Jan 8, 2007 11:01 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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republish for sync problem:
More accurate wording in string harmonics figure

Version: 2.11 Sep 25, 2006 4:33 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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minor text changes

Version: 2.10 Sep 25, 2006 4:11 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added several audio examples

Version: 2.9 Sep 18, 2006 1:30 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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slight changes to "bugle calls" figure"

Version: 2.8 Jul 6, 2006 2:30 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Split into two and republished as additional modules.

Version: 2.7 Jan 11, 2006 1:36 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Updated figures and added links

Version: 2.6 May 23, 2005 9:25 am +0000 by Charlet Reedstrom
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update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 2.5 Jan 7, 2005 11:56 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Updated links

Version: 2.4 Jul 26, 2004 1:02 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
 Corrected error: M3 is contracted and m3 is expanded, not vice-versa

Version: 2.3 Mar 4, 2004 2:30 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Resized figures and added links.

Version: 2.2 Dec 11, 2003 2:10 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added links and fixed typo

Version: 2.1 Oct 2, 2003 10:47 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added links

Version: 2.0 Apr 22, 2003 12:00 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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New module

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