Sound is produced when something vibrates.
The vibrating body causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate.
Vibrations in air are called traveling longitudinal waves, which we can hear.
Sound waves consist of areas of high and low pressure called compressions and rarefactions, respectively.
What type of sound is music?
The distinction between music and noise is mathematical form. Music is ordered sound. Noise is disordered sound. Music and noise are both mixtures of sound waves of different frequencies.
How is sound used in music?
If a sound source vibrates in a regular manner, it produces a pressure wave which is made up of a periodically repeating pattern of compressions and rarefactions. This is interpreted by the human ear as a note of definite musical pitch.
What are the characteristics of musical sound?
Characteristics of musical sound
- Pitch: The pitch is the characteristics of a musical sound which depends upon the frequency.
- Loudness: The loudness of musical sound is related to the intensity of the sound the higher is the intensity, the higher will be the loudness.
- Quality or timber: It measure the complexity of sound.
What is musical sound and noise?
Musical Sound: A sound which produces a pleasant effect on our mind is called musical sound. Singing of songs, sound produced by musical instruments etc is musical sound.It has intensity.It has pitch.It has quality.It is periodic. Noise: A sound which produces an unpleasant effect on our mind is called noise.