Question

When Pythagoras was doing his experimentations on sound, he found that a string actually vibrated in many different pitches, though one was dominant. This he verified by putting strings of shorter (but mathematically specific) lengths nearby and observed sympathetic resonance.

The results were the overtone series, and it is where all the major-sounding scales and modes come from.
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