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Pitch of sounds

Pitch of a sound is an essential factor in music. All articles of this category are about pitch of sounds.

Basically, sounds can be high-pitched or low-pitched.


Others articles from this category:

Note names

Note names

Learn notes names and learn how to recognize them on the staff (stave). Learn how to read music notes and to recognize them on a piano keyboard. Learn funny tricks to recognize music note positions with a treble and bass clef. Read more about...

The staff (stave)

The staff (stave)

Article about the staff (stave), learn how to use staff to read music. The staff (stave) is composed by 5 horizontal lines and by 4 spaces. Staff is used to put music notes. Music notes can be on a line or in a space. Read more about...

Clefs

Clefs

Article about clefs in music. How to recognize them and how to use clefs in music. Learn the Treble clef, the F-clefs and the C-clefs (Soprano clef, Mezzo-soprano clef, Tenor clef, Alto clef). Read more about...

Reading music notes

Reading music notes

Learn how to read music notes with the conjunct motion order, the succession of third and Funny tricks to recognize music note positions with a treble clef or a bass clef Read more about...

Whole steps & half steps (Tones & semitones)

Whole steps & half steps (Tones & semitones)

Learn notions of whole steps & half steps (tones & semitones) and learn how to recognize and use these intervals. How are placed whole steps & half steps (tones & semitones) in a major scale. Read more about...

Accidentals

Accidentals

Music theory about accidentals. Learn all about different kinds of accidentals (flat, sharp, natural) and all the rules about accidentals in music scores. Read more about...

Key signature

Key signature

Learn all about key signatures. A key signature is a set of flats or sharps and is used to notify which notes that will be altered with flats or sharps. The key signature is always written just after the clefs of staves. Read more about...

Intervals

Intervals

Learn all bout melodic and harmonic intervals in music. Learn how to find the name and the quality of an interval and learn the notion of enharmonic. Read more about...

Modes

Modes

Music modes: Learn the definition of music mode notion. Let's see and hear some example of modes like the Ionian mode, the pentatonic mode or the whole-tone mode. Read more about...

Scales

Scales

Learn all about music scales: major scales, natural minor scale, harmonic minor scale, ascending melodic minor scale, descending melodic minor scale. And learn to recognize degrees of notes in the scales. Read more about...

Enharmony

Enharmony

Enharmony notion in music. Learn the definition of enharmonic and look at some examples. Enharmonic means: having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation. Read more about...

Chords

Chords

Chords: Learn about the notion of chord in music and the notions of triad, root, root position, first position, second position. Look at some example of major and minor triad chords. Read more about...

Circle of fifths

Circle of fifths

Circle of fifths, learn how to use and to read the circle of fifths. Learn how to find key names, key signatures and closely related keys with the circle of fifths. Read more about...

Arpeggio

Arpeggio

Arpeggio. Definition of Arpeggio: An arpeggio is a succession of notes issued from a chord. In a chord, notes are played simultaneously, in an arpeggio notes are played independently. Read more about...

Cadences

Cadences

Learn about Authentic cadence (Perfect cadence), Perfect Authentic cadence, Imperfect authentic cadence, Half-cadence (Imperfect cadence), Plagal cadence (Plagal cadence), and Deceptive cadence (Interrupted cadence) Read more about...

Tonicization & Modulation

Tonicization & Modulation

Learn about tonicization & modulation concepts and learn the difference between tonicization & modulation with some music examples. The main difference is the change of key. Read more about...

Transposition

Transposition

Transposition: Learn how to transpose a melody by hand and learn how to Transpose Music at Sight. Learn the method with some transposition examples. Read more about...

Tritone

Tritone

Tritone. Learn all about the interval called tritone: Tritone is an interval composed of three tones (a augmented fourth or a diminished fifth). In tonal music, the tritone is dissonant and must be resolved Read more about...


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