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Department
Music
Course
MU100
Professor
Connell Mc Cluskey
Semester
Winter

Description
In music the term note has two primary meanings1A sign used in musical notation to represent the relative duration and pitch of a sound2A pitched sound itselfNotes are the atoms of much Western music discretizations of musical phenomena that facilitate 1performance comprehension and analysisThe term note can be used in both generic and specific senses one might say either the piece Happy Birthday to You begins with two notes having the same pitch or the piece begins with two repetitions of the same note In the former case one uses note to refer to a specific musical event in the latter one uses the term to refer to a class of events sharing the same pitchThe note A or LaSee also Key signature names and translationsNames of some notes without accidentalsTwo notes with fundamental frequencies in a ratio equal to any power of two eg half twice or four times are perceived as very similar Because of that all notes with these kinds of relations can be grouped under the same pitch classIn traditional music theory within the Englishspeaking and Dutchspeaking world pitch classes are typically represented by the first seven letters of the Latin alphabet A B C D E F and G A few European countries including Germany adopt an almost identical notation in which H is substituted for B see below for details However most other countries in the world use the naming convention
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