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corresponding to 0 has been gradually rising for many years. The following are a few of the chief standards.
Summary.
A musical sound has three elements : Pitch, Intensity, and Quality.
The Pitch of a musical sound depends solely upon the vibration rate of the body that gives rise to it.
The Vibration Number of a given musical sound is the number of vibrations per second necessary to produce a sound of that particular pitch.
The principal instruments which have been used from time to time in determining the vibration numbers of musical sounds are:
Savart's Toothed Wheel.
The Syren.
The Sonometer or Monochord.
Mayer's Graphic Method.
The Cycloscope.
The Tonometer.
The last three are by far the most accurate.