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Offline Wodd

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Octave Numbers
« on: March 03, 2017, 14:53:06 »
I am curious about something. I read about instruments being tuned to a note followed by a number. For example, G-2 for a bass guitar or double bass. How is the 2 derived exactly? Is it based on the piano, with the leftmost key being, for example, C-0 or C-1? I understand that it is an octave number. But, what I am not sure of is how it is derived (as I am guessing that it is not "random").
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Re: Octave Numbers
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 15:31:11 »
What you are looking for is scientific pitch notation. OpenMPT's octave numbering doesn't follow scientific pitch notation.
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Re: Octave Numbers
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 05:57:06 »
That was what I was looking for. Thank you
I was not familiar with the term scientific pitch notation.
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