1. Pitch, Tone and Note

Copyright © 2017 by Ainolnaim Azizol
All rights reserved.
Updated: 1 January 2017

1.a) Pitch

  1. Pitch is a sound consists of a fundamental frequency which can be recognised as high or low tone register within the human absolute threshold of hearing range (20 Hz to 20 kHz). A pitch can be represented by the value of the fundamental frequency in Hertz (Hz) or the pitch note name (with or without octave number) Example: 440 Hz = A4 (A at 4th octave).
pitch
Figure 1.a

1.b) Tone

  1. Tone is the color or timbre and basic octave registration of sound. Example: Bright violin tone and higher voice tone register.
  2. Tone also is the type of interval between high pitch and low pitch. Example: semitone and wholetone.

1.c) Note

  1. Note is a musical notation symbol which represent with or without the pitch  information and the sustained sound length-value. Example: an A (pitch) minim (length-value name) note.
note
Figure 1.c

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Copyright © 2017 by Ainolnaim Azizol
All rights reserved.
Updated: 1 January 2017
This page can be cited as (APA format 6th Edition): Azizol, A. 2017. Music Theory: Metric and Tonal Structure. Retrieved from http://www.ainolnaim.wordpress.com

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