6. Music Building Blocks: Pitch and Timbre 31:05
- Music and the Brain: 18 lectures
- Aniruddh D. Patel
Focus on two processes that are fundamental to musicality: the perception of pitch and timbre. pitch allows us to order sounds from low to high. Timbre lets us distinguish two sounds with the same pitch, loudness, and duration. Both pitch and timbre are constructed by the brain and have deep evolutionary roots.