Definitions of tuning terms

© 1998 by Joseph L. Monzo

All definitions by Joe Monzo unless otherwise cited


    The rate at which a periodic sound wave repeats, usually expressed as Hertz (abbr. Hz) or cycles-per-second (abbr. cps), which mean the same thing.

    Frequencies are compared either digitally, as ratios of actual vibration-numbers, or in an analog fashion, as equally-spaced degrees of some logarithmic division (such as equal temperament), or possibly a combination of the two.

    [from Joe Monzo, JustMusic: A New Harmony]

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