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In music, a register is the relative "height" or range of a note, set of pitches or pitch classes, melody, part, instrument or group of instruments. A higher register indicates higher pitch. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Distionary, with definitions, pronunciations, examples... Musical set theory is an atonal or post-tonal method of musical analysis and composition which is based on explaining and proving musical phenomena, taken as sets and subsets, using mathematical rules and notation and using that information to gain insight to compositions or their creation. ... In music, pitch is the perception of the frequency of a note. ... In music and music theory a pitch class contains all notes that have the same name; for example, all Es, no matter which octave they are in, are in the same pitch class. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ...


Example 1: Violins are in a higher register than cellos. Jump to: navigation, search Violin The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Jump to: navigation, search A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The violoncello, or as it is more commonly to refered to as the cello or cello (pronounced Cheh-loh), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ...


Example 2: The Western concert flute plays approximately three and a half octaves and generally has three complete registers and one partial register. The musical note C4 (corresponding to middle C on the piano) would be in that instrument's first register, whereas C5 (one octave higher) would be in its second register. The Western concert flute is a tranverse (or side-blown) flute, a musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... In music, the term middle C refers to the note C located between the staves of the grand staff, quoted as C4 in note-octave form. ...


The register in which an instrument plays, or in which a part is written, affects the quality of sound or timbre. Register is also used stucturally in musical form, with the climax of a piece usually being in the highest register of that piece. Often, serial and other pieces will use fixed register, allowing a pitch class to be expressed through only one pitch. In music, timbre (French, IPA /tæmbər/ as in the first two syllables of tambourine) is the quality of a musical note or sound which distinguishes different types of sound production or musical instruments. ... The term musical form is used in two related ways: a generic type of composition such as the symphony or concerto the structure of a particular piece, how its parts are put together to make the whole; this too can be generic, such as binary form or sonata form Musical...


In singing: "A register is a series of consecutive homogeneous sounds produced by one mechanism, differing essentially from another series of sounds equally homogeneous produced by another mechanism, whatever modifications of timbre and of strength they may offer." In: "Hints on Singing". Manuel Garcia. New York: Joseph Patelson Music House (1894)


See also:


"Bel Canto: Principles and Practices". Cornelius L. Reid. New York: Joseph Patelson Music House (1950) ISBN 0915282011


"The Modern Singing Master - Essays in Honor of Cornelius L. Reid" edited by Ariel Bybee and James E. Ford. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, Inc. (2002) ISBN 0810842416


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