Tone


The term Tone is applied in various ways, mostly artistic. The tone is a variable with which a measurement is expressed in what is applied. The main fields in which the term tone is applied are painting and music, perhaps in this way we better understand the conception of the term. Etymology shows us that its origin is from the Latin “Tonus” which means “Tension”, this gives us an initial idea that the higher the tone, the more alive the variable being studied.

The musical tone is the order that is given to the sound emitted by the voice, or by the musical instruments that serve as accompaniment in the musical act. The musicians play in a specific key, they study the music from a very technical point of view and from there they elaborate a hierarchical table of the musical tones in which they must work. The main musical tones are popularly known as: DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, SI. When singing them, an elevation of the tone of voice is evident as they are pronounced. Learning to graduate this scale speaks of mastery of the tone in which the instrument is sung or played. The music is sometimes played in various tones, this is also due to the type of rhythm at which it is being played, and this is characteristically non-gradual.

The diversity of the shades in the colors marks a variety in the range available when it comes to painting, we have a large chromatic circle in which all the possible combinations that can be made are evident. It is common to say that a painting that uses dark and grayish colors has an opaque tone, or a canvas made with yellow and red tones has a bright color tone. Finally, the tone of the colors denotes more than anything the presence of some feeling on the part of the painter. The inspiration of this is forced to use the corresponding colors and thus imply the tone of his creation.