do B# and E# exist?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by milesfastguy, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    my question to all experts here..

    why doesnt B# and E# exist? or is it that they do exist?
    plz provide detailed answers and justify.
     
  2. spydra

    spydra New Member

    Yes, they exist. Only you call them C and F.


    Normally, convention suggests that we use all the notes in a scale...so if you ever come across a scale that does not have a B and goes to C, you use a B#.

    eg- the whole tone scale where each note is at a distance of one tone from the earlier:

    C D E F# G# A# B#

    You could call it:

    C D E F# G# A# C

    and not really be wrong.


    Anyway, this is a complicated question so you get a complicated answer:

    http://www.ars-nova.com/Theory Q&A/theory.html#9
     
  3. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    thanks very much for da link.
     

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