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{ \new Staff \with{ \magnifyStaff #3/2 } << \time 2/1 \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f { \clef bass eis1_E-sharp \clef treble eis'_E-sharp} >> }
{ \new Staff \with{ \magnifyStaff #3/2 } << \time 2/1 \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f { \clef bass f1_F \clef treble f'_F } >> }
{ \new Staff \with{ \magnifyStaff #3/2 } << \time 2/1 \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f { \clef bass geses1_G-double-flat \clef treble geses'_G-double-flat } >> }

F is a musical note, the fourth above C or fifth below C. It is also known as fa in fixed-do solfège.[1] It has enharmonic equivalents of E (E-sharp)[2] and G

double flat
(G-double flat),[3] amongst others.

When calculated in equal temperament with a reference of A above middle C as 440 Hz, the frequency of Middle F (F4) is approximately 349.228 Hz. See pitch (music) for a discussion of historical variations in frequency.

Designation by octave

Scientific designation Helmholtz designation Octave name Frequency (Hz)
F−1 F͵͵͵ or ͵͵͵F or FFFF Octocontra 10.913
F0 F͵͵ or ͵͵F or FFF Subcontra 21.827
F1 F͵ or ͵F or FF Contra 43.654
F2 F Great 87.307
F3 f Small 174.614
F4 f′ One-lined 349.228
F5 f′′ Two-lined 698.456
F6 f′′′ Three-lined 1396.913
F7 f′′′′ Four-lined 2793.826
F8 f′′′′′ Five-lined 5587.652
F9 f′′′′′′ Six-lined 11175.303
F10 f′′′′′′′ Seven-lined 22350.607

Scales

Common scales beginning on F

Diatonic scales

Jazz melodic minor

E-sharp

E (German: Eis)[4] is a common enharmonic equivalent of F, but is not regarded as the same note. E is commonly found before F in the same measure in pieces where F is in the key signature, in order to represent a diatonic, rather than a chromatic semitone; writing an F with a following F is regarded as a chromatic alteration of one scale degree. Though E and F sound the same in any 12-tone temperament, other tunings may define them as distinct pitches.

References

  1. ^ Demorest (2001, p. 46)
  2. ^ Griffiths (2004, p. 617)
  3. ^ Zundel (1848, p. 24)
  4. ^ Griffiths (2004, p. 399)

Bibliography

See also