Resonance of the Guitar

First, a little bit of background information about musical frequencies and the effect of Fibonacci ratio in naturally resonating notes:

The calculated frequencies start with A440 and applies the Fibonacci relationships. In practice, pianos are tuned to a “tempered” frequency, a man-made adaptation devised to provide improved tonality when playing in various keys. Pluck a string on a guitar, however, and search for the harmonics by lightly touching the string without making it touch the frets and you will find pure Fibonacci relationships.

(source: http://goldennumber.net/music.htm)

The natural sound created by Fibonacci relationships can be heard anywhere with an intensive ear; in hair dryers, large engines; practically anywhere where moving pieces are working together. I tried explaining the natural resonance which can be heard in natural elements before; check http://kk-mus.blogspot.com/2003/12/rezonans.html for a sample attempt.

I thought it would be nearly impossible to record the naturally resonating sound frequencies within Fibonacci intervals, because the resonating sounds usually come at the cost of a large background noise. However; as I messed with guitar harmonics in Logic, I came up with a sketch (nothing more) which clearly demonstrates naturally resonating frequencies within Fibonacci intervals.

Curious? I thought so… Listen to “Resonance of the Guitar” on the music player at my Facebook musician page – preferably with headphones, since cheap speakers will probably eat most of the resonating frequencies.

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