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Music notes : H?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Aug 20, 2012.


  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I was watching a video on the internet of a guy who made a bass cover of Animals As Leaders, and he said the bass was tuned H D A D G C#.. Kinda weird.. Doesn't he mean B D A D G C#?
     
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    You have to reach a special skill level to get to H.
     
  3. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
  4. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    As if written music werent cumbersome enough, some countries refer to B natural as H?

    Glad I learned the Nashville number system.
     
  5. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I'll be dawg, they skipped that in my college music curriculum. I want my money back. Very interesting actually.
     
  6. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    This is one of the rare cases where the German (North European) system makes no sense what so ever...
     
  7. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    It isn't hard to understand. I use both English and French system, I also can read music, number doesn,t help when you want to read some classical music.
     
  8. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    It does make sense
     
  9. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
  10. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    And thus how Bach would compose melodies with his name - B-A-C-Bb
     
  11. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Wouldn't it actually be Bb - A - C - B natural?
     
  12. Portphilia

    Portphilia

    Jun 8, 2012
    SATX
    I never knew about that, that is amazingly cool. :bassist:
     
  13. AndreBas

    AndreBas

    Mar 11, 2012
    B, H, Si, different languages, different names, same note.
     
  14. Ok, then I want to introduce the note: J
     
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    No, Bach is Bb-A-C-B.

    Yep, that's it.



    :)
     
  16. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    The funky note!

    :D
     
  17. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Ahhh... thanks!
     
  18. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    And what sense does it make? :confused:

    I would argue that very little of our standard musical notation makes much sense. We could devise a much better notational system with an afternoon's effort but unfortunately a millennium of effort would be insufficient to achieve its general adoption. Ask the Dvorak keyboard folks about that. Things like the Nashville number system were devised to overcome some of its shortcomings and they would be unnecessary if the standard notational system made any sense.

    Ken
     
  19. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

    Feb 25, 2007
    Sweden
    In Europe the American note B is called H.
    The American B flat is called B.

    The note B flat in Europe would equal an A in American notation as it is an H lowered to B and then lowered another half step. That kind of notation would normally only apply when temporarily reducing the B a half step for instance in a riff (as writing the note A would not give the same harmonical context).
     
  20. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    So all with all it's a downtuned B?
     

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