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, May 08, 2012



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

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