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What are the characteristics of musical tone?

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April 27, 2015 10:10PM

The most important characteristic of a musical tone, or a note, is pitch. Pitch is the musical term for how high or low a note sounds. In physics, pitch is the same thing as frequency. In other words, a musical tone is a sound whose sound waves are a specific length.

The frequency of each note is agreed upon internationally, according to the traditions of classical music. These standard frequencies have shifted slightly over time. In the baroch era, notes were probably just a little bit higher than they are now.

Also it is the type of style of music you are playing. For example in GALACTIC CONFLICT you play aggressively than peacefully than back to aggressive. Or in Prehistoric Suite there is ponderous, gentle/flowing, and dramatic.