Liutaio Mottola Stringed Instrument Design



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Table of Musical Notes and Their Frequencies
and Wavelengths

A number of calculations useful to builders of stringed musical instruments require the frequency or wavelength of a note as input data. The following table presents the frequencies of all notes in ten octaves to a thousandth of a hertz.

Last updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014



Note Octave Frequency (Hz) Wavelength (M)* Comment
C 0 16.351 20.812m  
C# / Db 0 17.324 19.643m  
D 0 18.354 18.540m  
D# / Eb 0 19.445 17.500m  
E 0 20.601 16.518m  
F 0 21.827 15.590m  
F# / Gb 0 23.124 14.716m  
G 0 24.499 13.890m  
G# / Ab 0 25.956 13.110m  
A 0 27.5 12.374m Lowest Note of Piano
A# / Bb 0 29.135 11.680m  
B 0 30.868 11.024m  
         
C 1 32.703 10.405m  
C# / Db 1 34.648 9.821m  
D 1 36.708 9.270m  
D# / Eb 1 38.891 8.750m  
E 1 41.203 8.259m Lowest Note of Bass
F 1 43.654 7.795m  
F# / Gb 1 46.249 7.358m  
G 1 48.999 6.945m  
G# / Ab 1 51.913 6.555m  
A 1 55 6.187m  
A# / Bb 1 58.27 5.840m  
B 1 61.735 5.512m  
         
C 2 65.406 5.203m  
C# / Db 2 69.296 4.911m  
D 2 73.416 4.635m  
D# / Eb 2 77.782 4.375m  
E 2 82.407 4.129m Lowest Note of Guitar
F 2 87.307 3.898m  
F# / Gb 2 92.499 3.679m  
G 2 97.999 3.472m  
G# / Ab 2 103.826 3.278m  
A 2 110 3.094m  
A# / Bb 2 116.541 2.920m  
B 2 123.471 2.756m  
         
C 3 130.813 2.601m  
C# / Db 3 138.591 2.455m  
D 3 146.832 2.318m  
D# / Eb 3 155.563 2.187m  
E 3 164.814 2.065m  
F 3 174.614 1.949m  
F# / Gb 3 184.997 1.839m  
G 3 195.998 1.736m Lowest note of violin
G# / Ab 3 207.652 1.639m  
A 3 220 1.547m  
A# / Bb 3 233.082 1.460m  
B 3 246.942 1.378m  
         
C 4 261.626 1.301m Middle C
C# / Db 4 277.183 1.228m  
D 4 293.665 1.159m  
D# / Eb 4 311.127 1.094m  
E 4 329.628 1.032m  
F 4 349.228 0.974m  
F# / Gb 4 369.994 0.920m  
G 4 391.995 0.868m  
G# / Ab 4 415.305 0.819m  
A 4 440 0.773m Tuning reference note
A# / Bb 4 466.164 0.730m  
B 4 493.883 0.689m  
         
C 5 523.251 0.650m  
C# / Db 5 554.365 0.614m  
D 5 587.33 0.579m  
D# / Eb 5 622.254 0.547m  
E 5 659.255 0.516m  
F 5 698.456 0.487m  
F# / Gb 5 739.989 0.460m  
G 5 783.991 0.434m  
G# / Ab 5 830.609 0.410m  
A 5 880 0.387m  
A# / Bb 5 932.328 0.365m  
B 5 987.767 0.345m  
         
C 6 1046.502 0.325m  
C# / Db 6 1108.731 0.307m  
D 6 1174.659 0.290m  
D# / Eb 6 1244.508 0.273m  
E 6 1318.51 0.258m  
F 6 1396.913 0.244m  
F# / Gb 6 1479.978 0.230m  
G 6 1567.982 0.217m  
G# / Ab 6 1661.219 0.205m  
A 6 1760 0.193m  
A# / Bb 6 1864.655 0.182m  
B 6 1975.533 0.172m  
         
C 7 2093.005 0.163m  
C# / Db 7 2217.461 0.153m  
D 7 2349.318 0.145m  
D# / Eb 7 2489.016 0.137m  
E 7 2637.021 0.129m  
F 7 2793.826 0.122m  
F# / Gb 7 2959.955 0.115m  
G 7 3135.964 0.109m  
G# / Ab 7 3322.438 0.102m  
A 7 3520 0.097m  
A# / Bb 7 3729.31 0.091m  
B 7 3951.066 0.086m  
         
C 8 4186.009 0.081m  
C# / Db 8 4434.922 0.077m  
D 8 4698.636 0.072m  
D# / Eb 8 4978.032 0.068m  
E 8 5274.042 0.065m  
F 8 5587.652 0.061m  
F# / Gb 8 5919.91 0.057m  
G 8 6271.928 0.054m  
G# / Ab 8 6644.876 0.051m  
A 8 7040 0.048m  
A# / Bb 8 7458.62 0.046m  
B 8 7902.132 0.043m  
         
C 9 8372.018 0.041m  
C# / Db 9 8869.844 0.038m  
D 9 9397.272 0.036m  
D# / Eb 9 9956.064 0.034m  
E 9 10548.084 0.032m  
F 9 11175.304 0.030m  
F# / Gb 9 11839.82 0.029m  
G 9 12543.856 0.027m  
G# / Ab 9 13289.752 0.026m  
A 9 14080 0.024m  
A# / Bb 9 14917.24 0.023m  
B 9 15804.264 0.022m  

* Wavelengths based on speed of sound = 340.29 m/s