Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 21 - Think and Explain: 40

Answer

Pitch depends on the frequency of the sound wave.

Work Step by Step

Pitch does not depend on loudness or quality. A loud note just sounds louder, not higher or lower in pitch. A middle C played on a piano or on a banjo has a different timbre, but the same pitch. This is discussed on page 393.
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