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Frequency Temperament
Overtones Pitch Quiz
The musical term for frequency is pitch. A note placed on a staff in conjunction with a clef is used to represent this aspect of music.
G (treble) clef


F (bass) clef

Notes on a Staff:
Letter names of the notes
The G-clef indicates the G-line by circling it.

The dots of the F-clef straddle the F-line. The line in the middle is Middle C.

Usually the staves are separated.

Middle C is written using a ledger line.

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Accidentals such as sharps and flats alter the pitch of the note they precede. Accidentals also are used with the clef in the key signature. When you've followed all the links on this page you are ready to take the pitch quiz.