The lowest note of a chord in its original (uninverted) form.
- A vibrating string, for example, can oscillate as a whole to produce the fundamental note which establishes the pitch of the note we hear.
- The second movement begins with the horn singing all by itself, anchored in a fundamental note and flowering from there.
- The harmonics are secondary notes produced when an instrument is played, with frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental note frequency.
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Syllabification: fun·da·men·tal note
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