Distortion, or harmonic distortion, is a sonic effect with extra harmonics, especially created on an electric guitar by an overdriven amplifier, or a guitar distortion devices, electronic processors, such a fuzz box.
Power chords is used to reduce dissonance on a distorting setup.
- A Musical Distortion Primer by R.G. Keen.
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