Musical note sounds, pitches & their frequency

Musical notes are sounds that travel as sound waves. How frequently one of the waves travels to your ear per second determines how high or low a sound is. The higher the frequency, the higher it sounds. So, what is the frequency of each musical note? A musical note that is one octave higher has twice the frequencies. For example, […]

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Musical note name on a piano keyboard

modern piano keyboard and middle c

Natural Notes The above piano keyboard show the musical note names of the white keys within one octave: C – D – E – F – G – A – B.  In music theory, these letters are called the natural notes on a piano keyboard. Sharps and Flats The black keys on a piano keyboard can referred to as either […]

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The piano keyboard

7 octaves modern piano keyboard

  This piano keyboard has 12 keys. It has 7 white keys and 5 black keys. The 12 keys are also called an octave. A modern piano keyboard typically has 88 keys (52 white keys and 36 black keys) and contains slightly more than 7 octaves. An organ keyboard has about 4, 5 octaves. Electronic organs and modern American pipe-organs […]

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