In music every note can be identified by letter name, the first seven letters of the alphabet: A – B – C – D – E – F – G; it’s that simple. There are 8 C’s on a piano, so from one C to the next highest C is called an octave. These notes are used universally so musicians can communicate with each other. To understand what each note sound like, we are going to start with C and end with C.

Now let’s see what their sound (pitch) is:

C       D       E       F       G       A       B     (Back to)  C

Do    Re     Mi     Fa     So    La     Ti       (Back to)  Do

This is what it looks like in musical form (low to high)


When playing the notes on the piano, you start with middle C, moving to the right, (going up the piano) one white key at a time in alphabetical order. If you were to sing the notes, starting with middle C. it would sound like Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, which would take you to the C in the third space.


Why did the girl sit on the ladder to sing?
She wanted to reach the high notes!