How to Write Magical Song Lyrics

Part 1 – Melodic Rhythm

frequency wavelength

MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a protocol to transfer controlling data in a musical context. MIDI-Controllers appear in forms of keys, wheels, faders, pads and sensors. The protocol contains information about pitch or velocity, which is stored in a 7 bit system. There are hence 128 (0 – 127) different values for these parameters. If you like to know what MIDI can be useful for read my article Jazz-Blues-Generator. I have used MIDI and Max/MSP to build a tool that automatically plays jazz blues standards with a solo in the fitting scale.

Below, you see a table that shows MIDI note number 21 up to 108 with the corresponding note name in English and German notation. I also added frequency, wavelength and some extras to it. Use it as a reference whenever you like.

MIDI Note English Notation German Notation Frequency (Hz) Wavelength (m) Features
21 A0 ,,A 27.5 12.47 lowest note
of a piano
22 A#0/Bb0 ,,A#/,,Bb 29.135 11.77
23 B0 ,,B 30.868 11.12
24 C1 ,C 32.703 10.49
25 C#1/Db1 ,C#/,Db 34.648 9.9
26 D1 ,D 36.708 9.34
27 D#1/Eb1 ,D#/,Eb 38.890 8.82
28 E1 ,E 41.203 8.32 E-string of
a double bass
29 F1 ,F 43.653 7.857
30 F#1/Gb1 ,F#/,Gb 46.249 7.416
31 G1 ,G 49 7
32 G#1/Ab1 ,G#/,Ab 51.913 6.61
33 A1 ,A 55 6.24
34 A#1/Bb1 ,A#/,Bb 58.271 5.89
35 B1 ,B 61.735 5.56
36 C2 C 65.406 5.24
37 C#2/Db2 C#/Db 69.296 4.95
38 D2 D 73.416 4.67
39 D#2/Eb2 D#/Eb 77.781 4.41
40 E2 E 82.407 4.16 E-string
of a guitar
41 F2 F 87.307 3.92
42 F#2/Gb2 F#/Gb 92.499 3.71
43 G2 G 98 3.5
44 G#2/Ab2 G#/Ab 103.83 3.3
45 A2 A 110 3.12 A-string
of a guitar
46 A#2/Bb2 A#/Bb 116.54 2.94
47 B2 B 123.47 2.78
48 C3 c 130.81 2.62
49 C#3/Db3 c#/db 138.59 2.47
50 D3 d 146.83 2.34 D-string
of a guitar
51 D#3/Eb3 d#/eb 155.56 2.21
52 E3 e 164.81 2.08
53 F3 f 174.61 1.96
54 F#3/Gb3 f#/gb 184.99 1.85
55 G3 g 195.99 1.75 G-string
of a guitar
56 G#3/Ab3 g#/ab 207.65 1.65
57 A3 a 220 1.56
58 A#3/Bb3 a#/bb 233.08 1.47
59 B3 b 246.94 1.39 B-string
of a guitar
60 C4 c’ 261.62 1.31 middle C
61 C#4/Db4 c#’/db’ 277.18 1.24
62 D4 d’ 293.66 1.17
63 D#4/Eb4 d#’/eb’ 311.12 1.1
64 E4 e’ 329.62 1.04 high E-string
of a guitar
65 F4 f’ 349.22 0.98
66 F#4/Gb4 f#’/gb’ 369.99 0.93
67 G4 g’ 392.00 0.88
68 G#4/Ab4 g#’/ab’ 415.3 0.82
69 A4 a’ 440 0.78 concert pitch,
pitch of a
tuning fork
70 A#4/Bb4 a#’/bb’ 466.16 0.73
71 B4 b’ 493.88 0.69
72 C5 c” 523.25 0.66
73 C#5/Db5 c#”/db” 554.37 0.62
74 D5 d” 587.32 0.58
75 D#5/Eb5 d#”/eb” 622.25 0.55
76 E5 e” 659.26 0.52
77 F5 f” 698.45 0.49
78 F#5/Gb5 f#”/gb” 739.99 0.46
79 G5 g” 783.99 0.43
80 G#5/Ab5 g#”/ab” 830.61 0.41
81 A5 a” 880 0.39
82 A#5/Bb5 a#”/bb” 932.32 0.37
83 B5 b” 987.77 0.347
84 C6 c”’ 1046.5 0.328
85 C#6/Db6 c#”’/db”’ 1108.7 0.309
86 D6 d”’ 1174.7 0.292
87 D#6/Eb6 d#”’/eb”’ 1244.5 0.276
88 E6 e”’ 1318.5 0.260
89 F6 f”’ 1396.9 0.246
90 F#6/Gb6 f#”’/gb”’ 1480 0.232
91 G6 g”’ 1568 0.219
92 G#6/Ab6 g#”’/ab”’ 1661.2 0.206
93 A6 a”’ 1760 0.195
94 A#6/Bb6 a#”’/bb”’ 1864.7 0.184
95 B6 b”’ 1975.5 0.174
96 C7 c”” 2093 0.164
97 C#7/Db7 c#/db 2217.5 0.155
98 D7 d 2349.3 0.146
99 D#7/Eb7 d#/eb 2489 0.138
100 E7 e 2637 0.130
101 F7 f 2793.8 0.123
102 F#7/Gb7 f#/gb 2960 0.116
103 G7 g 3136 0.110
104 G#7/Ab7 g#/ab 3322.4 0.103
105 A7 a 3520 0.097
106 A#7/Bb7 a#/bb 3729.3 0.092
107 B7 b 3951.1 0.087
108 C8 c 4186 0.082 highest note
of the piano
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