Further to the above


We normally don't hear the harmonics as separate tones, first of all because they

have an increasingly lower amplitude than the fundamental frequency the higher up

they go. The harmonics are nevertheless present in the sound, and they add a lot

of richness to the sound of a human voice, a musical instrument, and many other

kinds of sounds. Without them a voice would sound thin and uninteresting.


One of the most important principles of songwriting is to remember that a good song is a partnership of many different components, all working together to produce a satisfying musical experience.

In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.