C music note

C note in treble clef

Here is a C note on a staff united states of america (stave united kingdom) with a treble clef:


The treble clef set the position of the G note on the second line from the bottom, so a C note can be written with one ledger line below the staff.

C note in bass clef

Here is a C note on a staff with a bass clef:


The bass clef set the position of the F note on the fourth line from the bottom, so a C note can be written on the second space of the staff (from the bottom).

C music note on a piano keyboard

Here are some C notes on a piano keyboard:

C music note on a piano keyboard

how to find the C note on a piano keyboard?

It's very simple! Do you see the black keys? There are two black keys, then three, then two, then three, and so on. The keys for C are just before the first of the two black keys.

The note C as tonic

The C note is the first music note (the tonic) of the C major scale and of the C minor scale:

C major scale

C major scale

C minor scales

Remember that there are four kinds of minor scales:

C natural minor scale:

C natural minor scale

C harmonic minor scale

C harmonic minor scale

C ascending melodic minor scale

C ascending melodic minor scale

C descending melodic minor scale

C descending melodic minor scale

The C note as leading tone (leading note)

The C note is the leading tone united states of america (leading note united kingdom) of the D flat Major scale:

D flat major scale

Frequency in Hertz of the C note (C4)

The scientific pitch notation (also known as American standard pitch notation) symbolizes the following C note as C4:

C note in treble clef

Depending on the tuning of the musical note A (A4) and in an equal-tempered scale, the frequency of the note C may vary:

If A4 = 440 Hertz: this C note (C4) has a frequency of 261.63 Hz
If A4 = 442 Hertz: this C note (C4) has a frequency of 262.81 Hz

Note: These frequency values ​​in Hertz are valid only for the equal temperament. In other words, these frequencies correspond to the notes on a well-tuned piano.

The C note with different clefs

Obviously, there are several C notes spread out over many octaves. Here are some C notes in different clefs:

Some C notes with a treble clef (G clef)

Here are some C notes with a treble clef:
C notes in treble clef

Some C notes with a bass clef

Here are some C notes with a bass clef:
C notes in bass clef

Some C notes with a tenor clef

Here are some C notes with a tenor clef:
C notes in tenor clef

Some C notes with an alto clef

Here are some C notes with an alto clef:
C notes in alto clef

Some C notes with a mezzo-soprano clef

Here are some C notes with a mezzo-soprano clef:
C notes in mezzo-soprano clef

Some C notes with a soprano clef

Here are some C notes with a soprano clef:
C notes in soprano clef

Some C notes with a baritone clef

Here are some C notes with a baritone clef:
C notes in baritone clef

Scales starting with a C note

Here are all major scales and all minor scales starting with a C note:

C major scale:

C major scale

C natural minor scale:

C natural minor scale

C harmonic minor scale:

C harmonic minor scale

C ascending melodic minor scale:

C ascending melodic minor scale

C descending melodic minor scale:

C descending melodic minor scale

Enharmonic equivalents

Here are the enharmonic notes of C:

Here are the enharmonic notes of C

Notes:

  • Enharmonic notes are notes that have the same pitch but not the same name.
  • B sharp is enharmonic to C because the sharp raises the pitch by one half step united states of america (semitone united states of america), and because there is only one half step between B and C.
  • D double flat is enharmonic to C because the double flat lowers the pitch by two half steps and because there are two half steps between C and D.

The note C and accidentals

Here are all the possible accidentals you can find with the note C and their positions on a piano keyboard:

Note C with accidentals

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