Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Pitch and Melody Sound is produced by...

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Chapter 3  Pitch and Melody 25/01/2008 11:38:00 Sound is produced by vibrations Sound travels in waves Pitch Musical sound = Pitch Air particles are disturbed at a constant rate o Organized vibrations Noise = unorganized vibrations Frequency = how fast the waves travel Faster moving waves = higher pitch Slower moving waves (more spaced out)= lower pitch
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Amplitude = how high the waves are Shallower waves =  softer sounds Taller waves =  louder sounds Dynamics Music specific term for volume o Piano, forte (piano means soft, forte means loud) o Pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff (more on these in Ch. 6) Notes We divide the possible frequencies our ears hear into notes We label notes with letter names Intervals- distance between notes o Half step (smallest interval)...going from A to A sharp (doesn’t sound 
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