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Difference between 2 C's on a piano (Read 187 times)

Offline linglingwannabe

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Difference between 2 C's on a piano
« on: April 01, 2020, 01:50:58 AM »
I'm a guitarist and I just started learning the piano. I want to understand what's the technical difference between, say, the C played on different tiles.
 In guitar, if you jump 12 frets, you jump an octave. Is it the same principle?

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Re: Difference between 2 C's on a piano
«Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 09:09:40 AM »
Nope... there are no frets on a piano...



(Sorry, I had to    ;D).

Yes, every 12 semitones higher will result in an octave higher. Remember, that the distance from one note to the next nearest (white OR black) is a semitone. Think of it like a picture, the white C note in one octave will be placed in the same position between the black notes on octave higher or lower.


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Re: Difference between 2 C's on a piano
«Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 03:53:13 PM »
Thanks!!!  :D