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.

  • Rating:
  • (3561)
Definition of "Octave" by Chat GPT: In music, an octave refers to the interval between two notes that have the same letter name but different pitches. The higher note has a frequency that is exactly double the frequency of the lower note. This results in the two notes sounding similar yet distinct, creating a harmonious sound.
« Back to Glossary Index