Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Flute Pitch Naming

Dear Flute students,

Some confusion can arise from the naming of the octave for flute pitches.
Here is a PDF one-page chart that explains very simply the systems of C1 to C4 used by flutist's publications, versus C4 to C7 used by standard acoustic texts.
Hope this helps quell confusion. :>)
Jen Cluff
Comments (2)
Blogger Sheila said...

Thanks! Makes it all fall together a bit better in my mind. :)

Sheila

Thursday, August 02, 2007 10:04:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks Sheila for your comment.
I know that the numbering system confused me when I went to purchase my first electronic tuner. I wanted to make sure that the new tuner could measure the pitch of the highest notes on piccolo. Having this chart would truly have helped at the time, since the tuner-company used the C4-C7 system.
Best, Jen

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:22:00 PM

 

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