Topic outline

  • With this course you can practise:

    • Notes on F clef
    • Octave naming

    Recommended to study before this course:

    • Notes 2A

  • Note names and octave naming

    Note names

    In English- and Dutch-speaking regions, 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 substitutes for B (see below for details). (Wikipedia)

    Names: C D E F G A B 

    Notes on stave

    A clef is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on a stave, it indicates the name and pitch of the notes on one of the lines. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the stave may be determined. (Wikipedia)

    In the example below are notes located on the four most common clefs (treble, alto, tenor, bass). Octave naming is also included.


  • F clef

  • Octave naming on F clef

    The most common octave on F clef is small octave. Above it is the 1-line octave. Below the small octave is the great octave, contra octave and sub-contra octave.

    8va and 8vb symbols are also used in F clef.