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What is Scientific Pitch Notation?

Scientific pitch notation is a system that assigns a name to each natural pitch based on the octave they are found in. We use this system to describe the note range of our digital sheet music. The chart below can help you decipher this system:

Note: The original source of the following information is and can be found here

Pitch Names in Scientific Pitch Notation

The chart below lists the natural pitches and their corresponding pitch names for the range of pitches most commonly encountered in vocal music. These correspond to the high and low pitches listed for each piece. Use this as a guide to determine whether a piece is within your vocal range. Note that although only natural pitches are included, you can easily use this to determine flat and sharp pitches as well.

2 thoughts on “What is Scientific Pitch Notation?

  1. Hi. FYI: The reference to the “original source” as is a broken link which takes me to a site that is in an Asian language.

    1. Thanks, Dennis. We’ll look into this right away.

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