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Name: Octave Designations in Music
ID: m22936
Language: English (en)
Summary: Description of the system to identify music pitches in text. This is the system employed by the Acoustical Society of America and many music journals.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: octave, pitch
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Terry B. Ewell (
Copyright Holders: Terry B. Ewell (
Maintainers: Terry B. Ewell (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: May 4, 2009 8:41 pm -0500
Last revision to module: May 4, 2009 8:57 pm -0500


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Version: 1.2 May 4, 2009 8:57 pm -0500 by Terry B. Ewell
updated credit for figure 1

Version: 1.1 May 4, 2009 8:53 pm -0500 by Terry B. Ewell

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