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    How to translate the noun "pitch" into Spanish? Here "pitch" means a voice pitch. Thanks!

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    How to translate the noun "pitch" into Spanish? Here "pitch" means a voice pitch. Thanks!

    Hi,
    Pitch may also mean "Cancha" the field where certain sports like football, rugby is played.

    Aslo you might say "it has reached such a pitch that it got unbearble" se llego a tal punto que se tornó insoportable"

    But regarding you question I guess you mean "tono de voz!

    Cheers
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    Default Re: How to translate this?

    Quote Originally Posted by diegonel
    regarding you question I guess you mean "tono de voz!

    Cheers
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    I agree with Diegonel 100%


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    Default Re: How to translate this?

    Timbre de voz, puede ser otra opción.
    Al hablar en términos musicales se suele decir también:
    coloración de voz, color de voz, tesitura (de voz).

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    In English "pitch" refers to the highness or lowness of the sound. Singers can be "off-pitch" meaning they didn't hit the note exactly. "Tone" can refer to the quality of the sound, regardless of the pitch. (But, it can also refer to a particular note.)

    So, if the original context refers to the accuracy of the note, I would use "pitch" in English, but if it refers to the quality of the sound, I would use "tone" in a phrase like "a rich tone," for example.

    It seems to me that "tono" is used for both in Spanish. Is there some way to clarify the distinction in Spanish? It seems to me that "tono, timbre, coloración, color" all refer to the quality of the sound. How do you refer, in Spanish, to the accuracy of the note? Does "tesitura" refer to accuracy?
    Last edited by mariaklec; 05-02-2009 at 12:09 PM.

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    Question Re: How to translate this?

    Oh, I see now. Allow me to make a second attempt.

    We say in Spanish AFINACIÓN (n) AFINADO/A (adj.) when we mean to sing or play sounds with the perfect note on tone.

    There is also: IMPOSTACIÓN (n) IMPOSTADA (adj.) “impostación de la voz/voz bien impostada” when we exactly refer to how you are using your vocal cords, and where exactly your voice is coming from, either if a vacillation makes your voice sound dirty or not.

    ENTONACIÓN (n) ENTONADO/A (adj.) when you are using the assigned tone even if you are able to use a higher or lower tone, or are not mistakenly reproducing a different tone.


    A concert pitch for instance, “Concierto para piano en Do Mayor” concierto en determinado tono.

    When we talk about the position of a tone in a standard scale independently determined by its rate of vibration, we say “NOTA”.

    - ¿En qué nota debo cantar ésto?
    - En Fa.
    - Canté en Sol
    - Desentonaste

    If you fail to physically govern your voice then you “Desafinas”.

    May I then see the whole sentence?


    So Mariaklec, as you say "off-pitch" means DESENTONADO or DESAFINADO?
    Should it also mean MAL IMPOSTADO/DESIMPOSTADO?

    When saying "tone" you then can be speaking about TESITURA or BUENA O MALA IMPOSTACIÓN?
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    Default Re: How to translate this?

    Mariaklec, forgot to answer you.
    "Tesitura” refers to the range of scales your voice is able to reproduce. For instance,
    Yours is a “contralto”. You’re neither “tiple” nor “tenor”.

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    So maybe it's like this:

    voice = tesitura (soprano, tenor, bass, etc)
    pitch = afinación (the singer has good pitch, hits the note accurately)
    key = tono (Concerto in the key of D major)
    note = nota (that note is a D sharp not a D flat)

    ¿Cuál es su tesitura? Es soprano.
    What voice does she sing? She's a soprano.

    ¿Canta bien? No, canta desfinadamente/desentonadamente.
    Does she sing well? No, she sings off pitch.

    ¿En cuál tono es la cancion? Do mayor.
    What key is the song in? It's in C Major.

    ¿Qué es la primera nota de la escala? Es C.
    What is the first note of the scale? It's C.

    I'm confident about the English. Is my Spanish any good?
    Last edited by mariaklec; 05-02-2009 at 05:38 PM.

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    Default Re: How to translate this?

    Para cantantes es "registro" para temas fuera de la musica "tono" o como aportaron otros "color"

    Quote Originally Posted by cwnmuiy
    How to translate the noun "pitch" into Spanish? Here "pitch" means a voice pitch. Thanks!

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    Default Re: How to translate this?

    Hola Smabres!,

    En México es muy utilizado hablar del "color" de la voz, como queriendo ilustrar lo "aterciopelado de la voz", la intensidad, la agudeza, inclusive es cierto cuando se habla del registro. Se habla aquí como te digo del color o la coloratura de la voz. Ahora nunca caí en cuenta que pudiera tratarse de una expresión local. Tal vez no sea tan utilizado en otros países. Yo la he escuchado toda la vida, aunque está bien documentada dicha expresión en RAE.


    coloratura.

    (Del it. coloratura)
    .

    1. f. Mús. En el canto, adorno virtuosista de una melodía.

    de ~.

    1. loc. adj. Mús. Especializado en ejecutar coloraturas. Una soprano con voz de coloratura.



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