Pitch High or low sounds (notes) Melody - the “tune”. A series of pitches heard one at a time. Motive - a short, instantly recognizable idea. Like a musical "word". Usually, a melody consists of several motives.
Pitch Harmony: Two or more sounds heard at the same time. Chords. Consonant - stable sound Dissonant - unstable sound
Pitch Interval - The distance between two pitches. Conjunct - step (small interval) Disjunct - leap (large interval)
Pitch Vibrato - a rapid, slight variation of pitch. Produces a stronger, richer tone. Done by voices and instruments (many, but not all).
Pitch Phrase - Part of a melody - when singing, as much as you sing in one breath
Pitch Shape - the contour of a melody - mapping out the highs and lows.
Pitch Cadence - Resting place. Complete (final / permanent) or incomplete (temporary or a mid-way pause). A phrase will often end with a cadence.
“The Ball” Watching an unfamiliar sporting event It is difficult to try to absorb all the rules and protocols immediately My advice, “Watch the ball”. The ball is the object of primary importance. Watch the ball to try to follow gameplay. In music, the melody is “the Ball”.
Pitch = Frequency Frequency is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second. The sound wave vibrates a number of times per second, and it in turn produces a specific pitch or note. A=440 is a standard tuning pitch for instruments. 440 cycles per second is the pitch A.
Frequency 440 Hertz is a tuning A. Human hearing commonly extends from 20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz (or 20 KiloHertz KHz).