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Music Slide Rule
UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF
EASY PRACTICAL THEORY
1a. There are 12 notes in Music
The Musical Alphabet
There are 12 notes in the musical alphabet
Just like there are 12 months in the year and
Just like the months and the years they too continually
See how the notes on the keyboard below
1b. What are the Black Notes?
The Black Notes are called
Black Notes such as C sharp and D flat (C# and Db) are
only one note, with one sound but two possible names, because the note of C# or Db
is higher in pitch than C and lower in pitch than D.
There is no black note between E and F or B and C
To memorize this you could think of something like
eat Energy Foods (E - F) when Bitterly Cold (B - C)
Or Easter Friday (E - F) - Birth of Christ (B - C)
Or make up your own memory aid