The Musical Alphabet

The musical alphabet is a series of seven letters spanning from the letter A to the letter G. When reading and writing music we use letters to identify different pitches, or notes. In music notation, there is no H, I, J, K, or anything after the letter G. Rather, after G we simply go back to the letter A and start the pattern all over again.

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For a clearer reference, let’s take a look at the notes on a piano. This key here is the note A.

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Remembering that each note follows in alphabetically order, the note after A will be the note B. After the note B comes C. After C follows D, then E, F, and G.

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Which letter do you think is found on the next key? Remember, the musical alphabet only goes from the letter A to the letter G. After G we simply go back to the letter A and start all over again.

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