Just about any sound maker or instrument produces a fundamental tone and higher overtones. It is the type of overtone produced that gives an instrument its "timbre" or "acoustic color", so that you can tell a clarinet from an oboe for instance. There are complex mathematical formulas to describe and define types of overtones. For our purpose, we define overtone instruments as those wherein the overtone is very noticeable, almost as strong as the fundamental. A modern musical instrument usually is made to produce a clear and strong fundamental tone with little audible overtones just to give the instrument its unique timbre. This purity of tones allow these instruments to be played in groups as orchestras or bands without unpredictable overtones interfering with the music and to play perfect musical intervals. In contrast overtone instruments have obvious overtones that may or may not be harmonious in harmonic intervals to the fundamental. That is the reason why two different overtone instruments, like Tibetan singing bowls for example, even having the same fundamental note can sound quite different when they have different overtones.
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Let me explain…. This is how we learn to identify the difference between a clarinet and a trumpet. What people recognize immediately is the lowest note even though the other notes are present in the overall sound of each note. As stated above, every instrument has their own unique combination of strong and weak overtones that specifically identify that instrument. If you put that note on a graph, this is what it would look like. There will be variations depending on how any given note starts and ends attack and release. The graph will look basically the same for every note with minor differences in attack and release. In the chart below: Column 1 represents the partial number. In the third column, I took the partial number and wanted to see what actual Hertz those numbers might represent. The fifth column represents the distance between one note to the next.
THE ORIGINS OF OVERTONE
Join Nestor Kornblum talking about overtone singing, a vocal technique which enables one to sing two or even more sounds at the same time. This produces a powerful healing effect both in the singer and the listener, as the overtones, or harmonics, are sounds that envelop us, harmonising our entire organism physically and energetically. Overtone singing aligns our vibration and frequencies with those of nature and the universe. When one sings harmonics, one resonates in harmony with the mathematics of creation. Nestor Kornblum is a co-founder and co-director of both the Spanish and International Associations of Sound Therapy together with his wife Michele Averard. He is a master Overtone Singer and plays many instruments. In addition to more than 10 CDs of music for healing, meditation and transformation, Nestor and Michele conduct Sound Healer Diploma Trainings, courses, workshops and perform concerts worldwide. His humour, charismatic style and love for Sound has transported and enchanted audiences, and changed the lives of thousands of people on 4 continents. For 24 years, Michele and Nestor have worked together as a dynamic husband-and-wife team, demonstrating through their activities the essence of Sound as a vehicle for personal growth and transformation on the individual, male-female and planetary levels.
Nestor Kornblum is co-founder and co-director of both the Spanish and the International Associations of Sound Therapy. He has worked tirelessly over the last 10 years to promote the use of Sound and Overtone singing as a healing modality worldwide. It has also been a personal desire of his to bridge the gap between the more spiritually and esoterically focused Overtone singers, and those focused mainly on using it as a musical art form. Overtone singing is an ancient technique that enables a singer to produce 2 or more sounds simultaneously with his or her voice. Although the origins of this technique are partly cloaked in mystery, recent investigations have unturned an enormous amount of information regarding the present uses of the technique and some information regarding its origins in different parts of the world. Overtone singing as a technique and cultural or spiritual musical artform, developed in Mongolia, Southern Siberia and Central Asia, in Tibet, and in South Africa Many theories exist that overtone singing once had a ritual and spiritual use in Kabbalistic ceremonies, Masonic lodges, mystery schools and Sufi practices. Some theories go as far as to say that it was used as long ago as the civilizations of Atlantis, Ancient Egypt and Mayan Central America.