mistuning


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mistuning

[mis′tün·iŋ]
(mechanics)
The difference between the square of the natural frequency of vibration of a vibrating system, without the effect of damping, and the square of the frequency of an external, oscillating force.
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Vibrato may contribute to the tendency of listeners to allow for more mistuning from singers than from violinists, but researchers have yet to test for that possibility.
People learn to accept a limited amount of musical mistuning as still being in tune, with vocalists getting an especially big break.
Professional musicians correctly noted pelog mistunings almost as often as major and minor deviations.