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1. The natural pure sounds that are a part of any musical tone; the overtones that are present with any fundamental tone. That is, the series of sounds heard when any note is sounded, consisting of the original note, which is the fundamental or first harmonic, then the tone an octave above that called the first overtone (also called the second harmonic), then the fifth above the first overtone, then the perfect fourth above that, then the major third above that, etc., in increasingly smaller intervals
2. High notes that are achieved on instruments of the violin family when the performer lightly places her finger exactly in the middle of the vibrating string.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major,Op. 35, I

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra


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