Understanding the harmonics produced from Manual tanpura.

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DrKashyap
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Understanding the harmonics produced from Manual tanpura.

Postby DrKashyap » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:20 pm

For those who want to enter into the depth of understanding the harmonic notes generated from tanpura,, here is the pure scientific explanation along with illustrative sound files.. It is very much time consuming but equally interesting too. https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... pura_Notes

CheesecakeTomek
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Re: Understanding the harmonics produced from Manual tanpura.

Postby CheesecakeTomek » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:10 am

Thank you for sharing this - it's nice to see that the someone has put together this data.
It seems like the links to sound files are not working, though?
In any case, this is a great reference.

profpandit
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Re: Understanding the harmonics produced from Manual tanpura.

Postby profpandit » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:38 pm

Yes, this is a pretty genuine attempt at understanding the sounds that are produced
though swayambhu seems like a rather glorified term
overtones would seem like a more appropriate term

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Re: Understanding the harmonics produced from Manual tanpura.

Postby profpandit » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:39 pm

It's relevant to mention that these harmonics would not be unique to the tanpura,
since there's nothing special in its construction
Such harmonics ca also be found in a good quality guitar
which has slightly shorter strings with a higher tension
An upright base would probably exhibit very similar harmonics,
since its string length is comparable to a tanpura's
except for the difference in tuning.

From this perspective, the sarangi is a far more interesting instrument to analyse
since it has all those sympathetic strings hidden inside
whose purpose is just to generate overtones


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