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Naming notes

asked 2016-06-13 05:15:43 -0600

mitchk gravatar image

When naming notes (e.g., c3, g5, etc.), how do you name sharps and flats?

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answered 2016-06-13 08:48:42 -0600

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Hi,

Sharp is s and flat is f, for example cs5 for C sharp.

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Is there a specific reason why the `#` and `b` characters are not used? For example, `c#5`. Might be harder to read flats with all lowercase: `db5`. In Scientific Pitch Notation they use capital letters: `Db5`, but I think capitals are less convenient for programming. So `s` and `f` might be best.

kindohm gravatar imagekindohm ( 2016-06-13 08:55:46 -0600 )edit

I'm not great with the parser, but I don't think there's any reason it couldn't support both options. I don't think `#` is used for anything else.

bgold gravatar imagebgold ( 2016-06-13 11:41:22 -0600 )edit

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