Categories: Music Theory

An interval spanning seven diatonic degrees, eleven semitones. An octave above C would be C. The frequency of a note one octave above another will have exactly twice as many Hertz as the frequency of the note an octave below it. In the example below, Middle C (the lower note) is 261.63 hertz and the C shown an octave higher is 523.25 hertz.

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Definition of "Octave" by Chat GPT: Octave refers to a musical interval which spans eight diatonic scale degrees. It is a type of interval that is commonly used in music to create harmonies and melodies. The term "octave" is derived from the Latin word "octavus," which means "eighth." In Western music, the octave is divided into 12 equal parts called semitones or half-steps, and it is represented by the letters A through G.
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