Pitch Charts

These charts help to answer questions such as...
How does a C Melody Maker compare in pitch to a C Major?
Which key of the Natural Minors is the highest in pitch?
Shows the pitch of hole #1 blow, relative to MIDDLE C.
Use these charts to compare the pitch of various keys in different tunings.

 



    Major
Diatonic
  Melody
Maker
  Natural
Minor
  Harmonic
Minor
   
    14 Keys   5 Keys   12 Keys   12 Keys    
    Key Label in
1st Position
(straight harp)
  Key Label in
2nd Position
(cross harp)
  Key Label in
2nd Position
(cross harp)
  Key Label in
1st Position
(straight harp)
   
    Key #1 Blow   Key #1 Blow   Key #1 Blow   Key #1 Blow    
Highest Pitch                            
  Hi G Hi G                   Highest
Pitch
  F# F#         Dbm F#   F#m F#
    F F         Cm F   Fm F
    E E         Bm E   Em E    
    Eb Eb         Bbm Eb   Ebm Eb    
    D D   A MM D   Am D   Dm D    
    Db Db         Abm Db   Dbm Db    
MIDDLE C   C C   G MM C   Gm C   Cm C MIDDLE C
    B B         F#m B   Bm B    
    Bb Bb         Fm Bb   Bbm Bb    
    A A   E MM A   Em A   Am A  
    Ab Ab         Ebm Ab   Abm Ab Lowest
Pitch
Lowest
Pitch
  G G   D MM G   Dm G   Gm G
  Lo F Lo F   C MM Lo F          
                     

1) Middle C is the name given to the musical note C
which is in the middle of the piano keyboard.

2) Middle C is the pitch of the hole #1 blow on a C
Major Diatonic harmonica.

 
Position of Middle C on an 88-key keyboard
 
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