How Many Musical Notes Exist?


Quick Answer

In Western music, there are twelve musical notes. The first seven notes in to remember in the musical alphabet are A, B, C, D, E, F and G; these are natural notes. The other five notes are sharps or flats, and they fit between some of the first seven notes.

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Full Answer

There are 12 sharpened and flattened notes: C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, Gb, G, Ab, A, B and Bb. Some notes have two names. For instance Ab is also called G#. Cb is sometimes called B. In some scales you can have a double flat or sharp. Abb is G. Ebb is D.

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