Topic outline

  • With this course you can practise:

    • Double sharps and flats

    Recommended to study before this course:

    • Notes 2B

  • Note names

    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.


  • Double sharp and double flat notes


    Double sharp raises a note by two semitones, or one whole tone

    In this course we'll use symbols C##, D## etc.


    Double flat lowers a note by two semitones, or a whole step. 

    In this course we'll use symbols Cbb, Dbb etc.

    Probably the most common double sharp exists in harmonic G# minor scale (F##).