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Sol, so, or G is the fifth note of the fixed-do solfège starting on C. It is the fifth note and the eighth semitone of the solfège. As such it is the dominant, a perfect fifth above C or perfect fourth below C.

When calculated in equal temperament with a reference of A above middle C as 440 Hz, the frequency of middle G (G4) note is approximately 391.995 Hz. See pitch for a discussion of historical variations in frequency.

It has enharmonic equivalents of Fdouble sharp (F-double sharp) and Adouble flat (A-double flat).

Designation by octave

Scientific designation Helmholtz designation Octave name Frequency (Hz)
G−1 G͵͵͵ or ͵͵͵G or GGGG Subsubcontra 12.25
G0 G͵͵ or ͵͵G or GGG Subcontra 24.5
G1 G͵ or ͵G or GG Contra 48.999
G2 G Great 97.999
G3 g Small 195.998
G4 g One-lined 391.995
G5 g Two-lined 783.991
G6 g Three-lined 1567.982
G7 g Four-lined 3135.963
G8 g Five-lined 6271.927
G9 g Six-lined 12543.854
G10 g Seven-lined 25087.708


Common scales beginning on G

Diatonic scales

Jazz melodic minor

In popular culture

It is the first note of the 2006 song "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance, which made the note a meme.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Emily Carter (29 October 2020). "Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates 'Iconic' Black Parade G Note". Kerrang!. Retrieved 19 December 2022.