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High and lowness of sound. "Frequency"
Pitch
Difference/Distance between two pitches.
Interval
Pitch adjacent to the 1st pitch (next door neighbor pitch)
Step
A pitch that is a few steps away from the first pitch
Skip or Leap
Distance between lowest and highest tones
Pitch Range
When two tones blend so well because they belong to the same frequency
Octave
Two tones that are exactly the same frequency
Unison
Amplitude, loud & soft -- pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff. Amp measured by decibels.
Dynamics.
Unpitched sound
Irregular vibrations
Tone color =
Timbre. Quality of sound.
European style orchestras these days tune to a pitch with a frequency of...
440 cycles per second.
Changes in dynamic can be sudden:
Subito forte or Subito piano