the pitch of a tone as determined by its relationship to other tones in a scale.
the ability to identify or sing a tone by mentally determining the distance of its pitch from that of a tone already sounded.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Compare absolute pitch.
Origin of relative pitch
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby relative pitch
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