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# What does a C sound like?

## What does a C sound like?

Each tone can be assigned a frequency. Example: c’ (the middle c) has the frequency 264 Hz, e’ the frequency 330 Hz, g’ the frequency 396 Hz and c” the frequency 528 Hz. Tones can be distinguished by their pitch. The following applies: the higher a tone sounds, the greater its frequency.

## How do you recognize the semitone steps?

With a semitone step, the tones on a string are on directly adjacent frets, with a whole step one fret remains free in between. Anyone who is familiar with a piano keyboard knows that the black keys are missing between the tones mentioned: that is where the semitone steps are.

## Which tone is 440 Hz?

The pitch of the commonly used concert pitch A is middle A (a′ also a1), according to multiple definitions in music history today. Since an international conference in London in 1939, the standard standard pitch or normal pitch has been set at a1 = 440 Hertz (Hz).

## Which tone is 432 Hz?

Joseph Sauveur (1653-1716) and Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827) advocated a musical basis in which the pitch C1 is at 256 Hz, which corresponds to the concert pitch A1 at 432 Hz. It’s about this simple principle: 1 oscillation period per second (i.e. 1 Hz) = tone C6.

## How many hearts does the concert pitch A have?

For the Vienna Philharmonic, the »chamber tone«, middle A (a’), vibrates at 444 Hertz, many orchestras in Germany tune to 442, some to 443 Hz.

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