#1
As some of you may know, in Germany, H is used as a note.
It differs from the musical alphabet I learned A B C D E F G
I know in Germany H is B and B is Bb

What I wonder about is if the staff is different.
Does it have an extra space for H?

Also, is H a scale? Something like H C# D# E F# G# A# H?
What about intervals B to F# is a perfect fifth, but is H to F#?

Can someone who knows this stuff help me?
#2
I've always learned that B=H and Bb=Bb.
A A#/Bb H C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G

And ofcourse H has the exactly same scales as all other keys/notes.
And the perfect fifth is the same too.
H is the exactly same as B.

I hope it made sense...
Last edited by tollestrup at Sep 2, 2008,
#4
Quote by tollestrup
I've always learned that B=H and Bb=Bb.
A A#/Bb H C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G

And ofcourse H has the exactly same scales as all other keys/notes.
And the perfect fifth is the same too.
H is the exactly same as B.

I hope it made sense...


In Germany, B is our Bb.

I think Slappy may be right. But would H to F# be a P5, or could it be a Diminished 6/ Double Augmented 4?

Or is it just H and intervals get the same number?
#5
Ok, being as I live in the Czech Republic I might be able to get to the bottom of this once and for all... my colleague plays the piano but he's gone for lunch now but I'll report back when he returns...
#6
B = H
Bb = B

no idea why.... i think it fits into music theory somewhere (with that major 7th interval in the C major scale and dominant chord on the V)

but its just that way

the german note naming system also doesn't use words for sharp/flat
eg: you woulnd't say "C sharp" but you would say "cis"
you add a suffix -is for sharps and -es for flats
#7
I just asked the bloke next to me who plays the piano and he says that B and Bb doesn't exists, at least in Czech notation. So:

B = H
Bb = Hb

As far as I could tell, there's nothing fancy about it, just H instead of B.
#8
I just found this from Wikipedia:

in German music notation the letter B designates B flat while the letter H, which is actually a deformation of a square B, designates B natural.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accidental_(music)

So it looks as though the bloke I asked is wrong and that seljer is right.

The Wikipedia article is actually quite interesting and explains why B is substituted with H.
#9
Slappy, would you mind asking if H changes the interval?
Or, the same for us, or whatever.
Like is H to D going to be a m3 or #2?
In US B(H) to D is a m3 while Ax to D is a #2?
I hope you understnad what I'm asking because I don't know how clear I am.
#10
Quote by NoOne0507
Slappy, would you mind asking if H changes the interval?
Or, the same for us, or whatever.
Like is H to D going to be a m3 or #2?
In US B(H) to D is a m3 while Ax to D is a #2?
I hope you understnad what I'm asking because I don't know how clear I am.


Ax to D is something like a double diminished fourth O_o
A# to D is a diminished fourth
if you wanted to an augmented second then it would be Cb to D or C to D#


otherwise, its the same
H to D is a minor third
B to D in a major third

the C major scale would be
C D E F G A H C and it would have all the intervals you would expect it to

Bb major would be
B C D Eb F G A B and again, the intervals like you'd expect it to have
#11
Quote by NoOne0507
In Germany, B is our Bb.

I think Slappy may be right. But would H to F# be a P5, or could it be a Diminished 6/ Double Augmented 4?

Or is it just H and intervals get the same number?


It can't be diminished 6, then it should be double diminished 6
I guess it could be double augmented 4 though...

btw I'm from Denmark and I've learned the H/B thing like I wrote in my other post..

Correct me if I'm wrong..