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The notes C and C# are two different notes just as G and Gb are two different notes. So (going with your example), if you have a tune that contains C, C#, G, and Gb, you would have four different notes.
In your example (C, C#, G, Gb) you have simply four distinct notes because in both theory and practice they are really different notes and pitches (sounds). There is another more tricky example where you have two distinct names for notes but, basically, the same pitch: B#, C or E, Fb (there are more, of course). Well, B#, C share the same sound, but they ...
The 'default' is a single letter name, A-G. If there are #s or bs in the KEY SIGNATURE then all he affected notes are played as such. As in the key of G, every F will be played as an F#. If a note somewhere in the tune needs to be different, as in a sharp, flat or natural, it will be shown just before that note, and will last for the rest of the bar.If your ...
The simple answer is that the altered version of a note is considered a different note than the unaltered version. In other words, yes, a C and C# are considered two different notes. To be clear though, the term note actually has three distinct, albeit related meanings in music. First, the term note can be synonymous with pitch, which appears to be ...
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