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Frequency

Definition

Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time. [...] The SI unit of frequency is the hertz (Hz), named after the German physicist Heinrich Hertz; one hertz means that an event repeats once per second.

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Frequency is the property of sound that [...] determines pitch. The frequencies an ear can hear are limited to a specific range of frequencies. The audible frequency range for humans is typically given as being between about 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz (20 kHz), though the high frequency limit usually reduces with age. Other species have different hearing ranges. For example, some dog breeds can perceive vibrations up to 60,000 Hz.

Frequency on Wikipedia


Frequency and tone

This is a list of the absolute frequencies in Hertz of the keys of a piano in twelve-tone equal temperament and A = 440 Hz tuning. The lowest (A0, 27.50 Hz) and highest (C8, 4186 Hz) keys of a standard 88-key piano are highlighted.

^Tone ^ Octave ^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^0^1^2^3^4^5^6^7^8^9^ ^**C** | 16.35 | 32.70 | 65.40 | 130.8 | 261.6 | 523.2 | 1046 | 2093 | 4186 | 8372 | ^**Cis** | 17.32 | 34.64 | 69.29 | 138.5 | 277.1 | 554.3 | 1108 | 2217 | 4434 | 8869 | ^**D** | 18.35 | 36.70 | 73.41 | 146.8 | 293.6 | 587.3 | 1174 | 2349 | 4698 | 9397 | ^**Dis** | 19.44 | 38.89 | 77.78 | 155.5 | 311.1 | 622.2 | 1244 | 2489 | 4978 | 9956 | ^**E** | 20.60 | 41.20 | 82.40 | 164.8 | 329.6 | 659.2 | 1318 | 2637 | 5274 | 10548| ^**F** | 21.82 | 43.65 | 87.30 | 174.6 | 349.2 | 698.4 | 1396 | 2793 | 5587 | 11175| ^**Fis** | 23.12 | 46.24 | 92.49 | 184.9 | 369.9 | 739.9 | 1479 | 2959 | 5919 | 11839| ^**G** | 24.49 | 48.99 | 97.99 | 195.9 | 391.9 | 783.9 | 1567 | 3135 | 6271 | 12543| ^**Gis** | 25.95 | 51.91 | 103.8 | 207.6 | 415.3 | 830.6 | 1661 | 3322 | 6644 | 13289| ^**A** | 27.50 | 55.00 | 110.0 | 220.0 | 440.0 | 880.0 | 1760 | 3520 | 7040 | 14080| ^**Ais** | 29.13 | 58.27 | 116.5 | 233.0 | 466.1 | 932.3 | 1864 | 3729 | 7458 | 14917| ^**B** | 30.86 | 61.73 | 123.4 | 246.9 | 493.8 | 987.7 | 1975 | 3951 | 7902 | 15804|