In this tutorial you will learn about our sense of the pitch
If you complete the tutorial you will learn about
What we mean by our sense of pitch
What physical properties of sounds give rise to our
sensation of pitch
The limits of pitch
The operation of our hearing mechanism relating to
How pitch is encoded in the nerve signals sent from the
ear to brain
A comparison of different ideas about how pitch arises
The possible origins of musical pitch intervals
You will find the tutorial easier to understand if you have
some knowledge of the basic acoustics of sound waves.
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