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Sports[edit]

I vote for removal of:

    • The center of a cricket field
    • In the fictional game of Quidditch, the entire field

most sports are played on a pitch (football, rugby, hockey), and to list them all would turn this page into a list of sports -- Tarquin

(note: The following paragraph illustrates American and Canadian usage.)
Ice hockey is played on a sheet of ice which is not called a "pitch".
Basketball and netsports (tennis, volleyball, badminton, etc) are played on a "court".
American football is played on a "field".
Baseball is played on a "field" which includes a "diamond".
--Damian Yerrick

I totally agree! What does Harry Potter have to do with pitch? Hannah Montana94 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hannah Montana94 (talkcontribs) 21:23, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Sound[edit]

i think they forgot to talk about the sound pitch

It's in there now. Hyacinth 17:54, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

How is it useful to have a link to Pitch (sound) which redirects to sound and then uses sound as part of its definition?:

Especially when this is exactly what Pitch (music) is?

  • Pitch in music refers to the musical tuning system used, and the frequency used as a pitch standard

Hyacinth 21:24, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Nevermind Catherine. Your edit was based on my typo, which I realized I had made after the above post. Thanks! Hyacinth 21:31, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Pitch is a widely used term in the engineering field in applications that have nothing to do with music, e.g. in speech compression, digital speech, and speech encryption. Having the only listing for it be to an article which is mostly about the musical meaning is completely implausible. I will write a separate "pitch (sound)" article and put it back in the disambig page. Noel (talk) 14:00, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The engineering application is usually known as frequency. Pitch is usually understood to have a perceptive or subjective aspect to it. Before seeing this comment, I had merged Pitch (sound) into Pitch (music). A merge request was outstanding and both covered the perception of frequency. Judging from the fact that the two articles ended up occupying the same space, there's apparently not a fundamental difference between pitch applied to music and perception of other sounds. --Kvng (talk) 18:44, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Good stuff[edit]

Obviously from the above it's the result of some effort and even some pain, but I think this is already an excellent disambig! Well done all who have helped make it so. Of course it will never be perfect, that is Wikipedia dogma! Andrewa 19:53, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

In speech and language[edit]

YEAH There is an error in the entry reading:

      "Tone of voice" discusses vocal pitch.

The link actually redirects to a page discussing non-verbal communication, not once mentioning pitch!

A link to an article about the (technical) meaning of pitch in speech is missing.
I.e. there are many articles describing what can be meant by using different pitch in speech (i.e. tonal information), but none about what Pitch actually is (in speech).
I can't find info like: "Pitch is the fundamental frequency of the speech signal" anywhere? It's a bit thin to start a "Pitch (speech)" article on, though.

The "Vocal cords" entry says (among other things):

      "A person's voice pitch is determined by the resonant frequency of the vocal folds."

That could be a decent link, for want of a better choice.

Musical instruments[edit]

I'm not sure where to point readers, if anywhere, for a discussion of what it means to say, for example, a trumpet is pitched at Bb. Suggestions? --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 04:30, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Electronics[edit]

Pitch can also describe the centerline-to-centerline separation of contacts in something like an IC socket. There are varying degrees of pitch such as standard pitch, fine pitch, and super fine pitch. It might be useful to get an official definition for this context and put it on this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.2.112.216 (talk) 15:02, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

It's already linked under measure of distance. This is a redirect page; if you've got standard definitions of fine, super-fine, etc., put them in an appropriate article, not here. Dicklyon (talk) 20:40, 18 January 2008 (UTC)