TONE AND ITS COMPONENTS Halima E. Aliudin TONE • A sound produced by regular vibrations of air. • 4 properties: – Pitch – Duration – Volume – Quality or Timbre COMPONENTS OF TONE • Pitch – Refers to the highness or lowness of tonal sound. • Duration – Determined by the length of time the vibration is sustained. • Intensity of Volume – degree of softness or loudness of tones. • Timbre or Quality– refers to the quality which enables us to distinguish one sound from another and an instrument from another.