Musical Drums with Harmonic Overtones

  title={Musical Drums with Harmonic Overtones},
  author={C. Raman and S. Kumar},
  • C. Raman, S. Kumar
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
  • IT is well known that percussion instruments as a class give inharmonic overtones, and are thus musically defective. We find on investigation that a special type of musical drum which has long been known and used in India forms a very remarkable exception to the foregoing rule, as it gives harmonic overtones having the same relation of pitch to the fundamental tone as in stringed instruments. Five such harmonics (inclusive of the fundamental tone) can be elicited from the drumhead in this type… CONTINUE READING

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