relative pitch

noun

Definition of relative pitch

1 : the pitch of a musical tone as determined by its position in a scale distinguished from absolute pitch
2 : the ability to recognize or produce a musical tone at its correct pitch according to its relative position in a scale she has good relative pitch

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“Relative pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relative%20pitch. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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