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Enharmonic Equivalents. Classical Voice Conservatory- Theory 1. What do Those Big Words Mean?. Enharmonic Equivalent is a fancy way of saying two notes that share the same pitch but have a different spelling.

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Enharmonic equivalents

Enharmonic Equivalents

Classical Voice Conservatory- Theory 1


What do those big words mean

What do Those Big Words Mean?

  • Enharmonic Equivalent is a fancy way of saying two notes that share the same pitch but have a different spelling.

  • It is essential that you understand this definition and are able to verbally define it.


Here s an example

Here’s an Example…..

  • Here you can see we have two different notes.


Enharmonic equivalents

  • Eb and D# are enharmonic equivalents because even though they look totally different on paper, they sound exactly the same.

  • On the piano, they are even the same key.

There it is!!


Some tricky ones

Some Tricky Ones


Enharmonic equivalents

  • Do you think these two notes are an enharmonic equivalent?


Enharmonic equivalents

  • YES THEY ARE!!!! AND HERE IS WHY!!!


Enharmonic equivalents

  • Recall the sharp sign. A sharp sign next to a note tells us that the note must be played or sung a half step higher.

  • On the piano, F is just a half step up from E. Therefore, F and E# are the same pitch, but as you can see, a different spelling.

Half Step!


Enharmonic equivalents

  • It also works in reverse.

  • Since E is a half step DOWN from F, E’s enharmonic equivalent is Fb.


Enharmonic equivalents

  • But they sound exactly the same and on the piano are played on the exact same key.

Half Step Down!!

E and Fb!


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