• Michelle Ostrove

Music Made Simple

In music, every note can be identified by letter name, they are the first seven letters of the alphabet: A – B – C – D – E – F – G; it’s that simple. There are 8 C’s on a piano, so from one C to the next highest C is called an octave. These notes are used universally so musicians can communicate with each other. To understand what each note sound like, we are going to start with middle C and end with the C above middle C.

Now let’s see what their sound (pitch) is:

C D E F G A B (Back to) C

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti (Back to) Do

The pic that is attached is what it looks like in music notation. Starting with middle C going up to the C above middle C (low to high).

The singer would sing Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do and the pianist would place their thumb on middle C and play C, 2nd finger would play D, 3rd finger would play E, thumb will move under the the thumb and play F, 2nd finger will play G, 3rd finger will play A, 4th finger would play B, and your pinky will play the high C. That is call the C Major Scale.


Why did the girl sit on the ladder to sing? She wanted to reach the high notes!

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