What are Harmonics? - Definition & Types


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If we are given a fundamental frequency of 50hz, what would the frequency of the 3rd Harmonic be?

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1. What property of sound do we perceive as pitch?

2. As we move up a harmonic series, the volume of the upper harmonics tends to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet test your ability to identify various properties associated with sound, including harmonics, with multiple choice questions. Key concepts to understand are harmonic series, upper harmonics, and overtone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Frequency
  • Pitch
  • Upper harmonics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related harmonics lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sound differently
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a harmonic series

Additional Learning

To learn more about harmonics, take a look at the lesson called What are Harmonics? - Definition & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn about the relationship between frequency and harmonics
  • Understand vibration's role in sound
  • Identify what unit of measurement is used to gauge sound
  • Explain how each harmonic property interacts with one another