# D music note

The note D in music. Learn to recognize the D note in all clefs, and learn all about this music note.

## D note in treble clef

Here is a D note on a staff (stave ) with a treble clef:

The treble clef set the position of the G note on the second line from the bottom, so a D note can be written just below the first line of the staff (starting from bottom).

## D note in bass clef

Here is a D 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 D note can be written on the third line of the staff (from the bottom).

## D music note on a piano keyboard

Here are some D notes on a piano keyboard:

### how to find the D 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 D are between the two consecutive black keys.

## The note D as tonic

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

### D minor scales

Remember that there are four kinds of minor scales:

D natural minor scale:

D harmonic minor scale

D ascending melodic minor scale

D descending melodic minor scale

The D note is the leading tone (leading note ) of the E flat Major scale and of the E flat harmonic minor scale:

E flat Major scale:

E flat harmonic minor scale:

## Frequency in Hertz of the D note (D4)

The scientific pitch notation (also known as American standard pitch notation) symbolizes the following D note as D4:

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

If A4 = 440 Hertz: this D note (D4) has a frequency of 293.66 Hz
If A4 = 442 Hertz: this D note (D4) has a frequency of 295.00 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 D note with different clefs

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

### Some D notes with a treble clef (G clef)

Here are some D notes with a treble clef:

### Some D notes with a bass clef

Here are some D notes with a bass clef:

### Some D notes with a tenor clef

Here are some D notes with a tenor clef:

### Some D notes with an alto clef

Here are some D notes with an alto clef:

### Some D notes with a mezzo-soprano clef

Here are some D notes with a mezzo-soprano clef:

### Some D notes with a soprano clef

Here are some D notes with a soprano clef:

### Some D notes with a baritone clef

Here are some D notes with a baritone clef:

## Scales starting with a D note

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

D major scale:

D natural minor scale:

D harmonic minor scale:

D ascending melodic minor scale:

D descending melodic minor scale:

## Enharmonic equivalents

Here are the enharmonic notes of D:

Notes:

• Enharmonic notes are notes that have the same pitch but not the same name.
• C double sharp is enharmonic to D because the double sharp raises the pitch by two half steps (semitones ), and because there are two half steps between C and D.
• E double flat is enharmonic to D because the double flat lowers the pitch by two half steps and because there are two half steps between D and E.

## The note D and accidentals

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

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