Fractal Music

Music Theory Background

Sharps and flats

The white keys on a piano correspond to the letter-named notes of the C Major scale. The notes represented by the black keys are notated using the symbols for sharp () or flat ().

These symbols are referred to as accidentals and have the effect of respectively raising or lowering a given pitch by a half step.

Equivalent notes, such as A and G, are referred to as being enharmonic.

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