The act of creating sustained pitches of sound with the voice as a meditational device. A practice which can be used to augment the employment of Intent, to increase the cohesiveness of an intentionally formed group mind, and/or to purify the chakras.
The pitch of the voice in speaking. Variations in intonation convey information (e.g., a rising pitch at the end of a sentence indicates a question). Intonation is an important component of pronunciation. ( See also Stress.)
Intonation is the change of pitch used in the sound system of language, i.e. John? versus John! Sometimes intonation refers specifically to the use of change of pitch to show attitude or grammar in a language rather than vocabulary differences, in which case it is opposed to tone.
Literally this means pitch, or using pitch. One who speaks with intonation uses pitch variations (presumably to help convey meaning). In our discourse of dealing with music, however, it has taken on a connotative meaning of describing pitch. When we refer to intonation we are often speaking of pitch accuracy or of relating to a pitch being produced. This is just how the word is often used in context. Similarly, intonation can also mean tuning, as in how an instrument is tuned. For example, sometimes a guitarist will say his guitar's "intonation is out." In this context he means that his instrument will not play in tune with itself.
as a general music term, this refers to the ability to play or sing on pitch; for our purposes as guitar makers, intonation refers to how a given instrument plays in tune with itself; a guitar string should produce the same note played as a harmonic at the 12th fret as it does when you fret that string at the same place; when a repairperson setting up a guitar puts it on a scope (strobe tuner) that compares the 12th-fret harmonic with a fretted 12th-fret note, he's checking its "intonation".
The degree of adherence to correct pitch by a given instrument; good intonation suggests close approximation of the pitch; poor intonation implies the opposite (horn players, unlike pianists, have the ability to adjust their intonation by pushing in or pulling out their mouthpieces as well as by adjusting their embouchure).
the distinctive patterns of pitch that contribute to the meanings of spoken phrases and sentences, as between commands and questions such as "Go now!" and "Go now?"; intonation pattern. See also pitch.
Literally, the word means "pitch", or the use of pitch. In musical terms, intonation often refers to pitch accuracy; often time the word is used in such context as, "That violin's intonation is off," which translates into, "the instrument is not in tune with itself." In vocal terms, human beings use pitch variations to help convey meaning or emotion.
Intonation, in music, is a player's realization of pitch accuracy in music to oneself and across an ensemble. If musicians have "bad intonation", it means they play or sing out of tune. Intonation can also mean tuning.
The degree to which the tonal center appropriate to any point in a song remains invariant. It is also the degree of maintenance of consonant interval relationships between the harmony parts and the projected melodic line.