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  • Claude V. Palisca
  •  and Brian C.J. Moore

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Acoustically, the sympathetic vibration of sound waves of different frequencies related as the ratios of small whole numbers (see Interval); psychologically, a harmonious sounding together of two or more notes, that is with an ‘absence of roughness’, ‘relief of tonal tension’ or the like. ...

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Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of Music Theory
Acta musicologica