How We Hear Musical Pitch – Audible Range

The human ear is able to detect sounds that lie roughly between the frequency range of 20 Hz and 22,000 Hz. Hz is the abbreviation for Hertz, named for the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. Specifically, Hz is a measure of the number of cycles per second, or oscillations, the atmosphere is disturbed by the phenomenon we call sound.  Most musical instruments are tuned to the A above middle C, which vibrates at 440 Hz.

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