Properties of Sounds
声音的属性/Sheng1 Yin1 De1 Shu3 Xing4
Find out about the characteristics and musical parameters of sounds. Learn how to distinguish between different sounds and to identify the characteristics that we listen out for in music.
Learn about how some sounds are high, and others low.
Learn about loudness. How some sounds can appear louder than others.
And how it can be all a trick of the mind!
Some sounds are so short that we cannot hear them as individual sounds. Equally, some sounds are so long that they began before we arrived and will continue after we leave.
Sound Type / Sound Source
You will begin to think about grouping sounds based on their common properties or common source.
Some sounds we can recognise, others we can't. What does this mean for music that is made with sounds?
Timbre / Sound Quality
How can you describe the texture of sounds?
The spatial property of being crowded together.
Sounds are fairly complex phenomena. When we try to describe sounds it is helpful to break them down and to examine their various component parts individually. Properties of sounds include, Loudness, Pitch, Duration and Timbre.
术语顾问/Consultant to terminology