PITCH

A quality that distinguishes one sound from another based on its frequency. On a global level, the organisation of sounds according to specific rhythms and pitches produces sound effects (melodies) that are very often useful for intercultural communication. This is achieved thanks to the undoubted psychological power of sounds that manage to produce universally understandable meanings beyond verbal language. Within the Greek/Jewish tradition the organization and succession of sounds in certain pitches gave life to that incredible and fascinating contemplation on melodies and the ethical effect they produced (melo/ethos) that we will later find in the madrigal tradition of the Renaissance and afterwards in the melodrama; they also represent a very high level of intercultural communication since the same Greek/Jewish traditions lay their foundations in previous Persian and Egyptian experiences.

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