What is the difference between pitch and key?

 
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Posted on Jul. 29th, 2008

Pitch is a specific tone on a scale, or one particular note. Key has to do with the collection of "pitches" that go together to make the song. The "key" of the piece of music tells the musician what notes will be in the piece and which won't.

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Posted on Jul. 31st, 2008

Ceeolette is right, but different pitches can be played in a song even if they are not in a key. However, the ones that are not in the key, will not seem to "flow" as well as those that are.

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