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When calculated in equal temperament with a reference of A above middle C as 440 Hz, the frequency of Middle E (E4) is approximately 329.628 Hz. See pitch (music) for a discussion of historical variations in frequency.
Designation by octave
|Scientific designation||Helmholtz designation||Octave name||Frequency (Hz)|
|E−1||E͵͵͵ or ͵͵͵E or EEEE||Subsubcontra||10.301|
|E0||E͵͵ or ͵͵E or EEE||Subcontra||20.602|
|E1||E͵ or ͵E or EE||Contra||41.203|
Common scales in the key of E.
- E Major: E F♯ G♯ A B C♯ D♯ E
- E Natural Minor: E F♯ G A B C D E
- E Harmonic Minor: E F♯ G A B C D♯ E
- E Melodic Minor Ascending: E F♯ G A B C♯ D♯ E
- E Melodic Minor Descending: E D C B A G F♯ E
E Major Modes(Diatonic scales).
- E Ionian: E F♯ G♯ A B C♯ D♯ E
- E Dorian: E F♯ G A B C♯ D E
- E Phrygian: E F G A B C D E
- E Lydian: E F♯ G♯ A♯ B C♯ D♯ E
- E Mixolydian: E F♯ G♯ A B C♯ D E
- E Aeolian: E F♯ G A B C D E
- E Locrian: E F G A B♭ C D E
- E Ascending Melodic Minor: E F♯ G A B C♯ D♯ E
- E Dorian ♭2: E F G A B C♯ D E
- E Lydian Augmented: E F♯ G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E
- E Lydian Dominant: E F♯ G♯ A♯ B C♯ D E
- E Mixolydian ♭6: E F♯ G♯ A B C D E
- E Locrian ♮2: E F♯ G A B♭ C D E
- E Altered: E F G A♭ B♭ C D E
E Harmonic Minor Modes.
- E Harmonic Minor: E F# G A B C D# E
- E Locrian ♮6: E F G A Bb C# D E
- E Ionian #5: E F# G# A B# C# D# E
- E Dorian #4: E F# G A# B C# D E
- E Phrygian ♮3: E F G# A B C D E
- E Lydian #2: E F## G# A# B C# D# E
- E Superlocrian bb7: E F G Ab Bb C D E
E Harmonic Major Modes.
- E Harmonic Major: E,F#,G#,A,B,C,D#,E.
- E Dorian b5: E,F#,G,A,Bb,C#,D,E.
- E Phrygian b4: E,F,G,Ab,B,C,D,E.
- E Lydian b3: E,F#,G,A#,B,C#,D#,E.
- E Mixolydian b2: E,F,G#,A,B,C#,D,E.
- E Lydian Augmented #2: E,F##,G#,A#,B#,C#,D#,E.
- E Locrian bb7: E,F,G,A,Bb,C,Db,E.
F♭ is a common enharmonic equivalent of E, but is not regarded as the same note. F♭ is commonly found after E♭ in the same measure in pieces where E♭ is in the key signature, in order to represent a diatonic, rather than a chromatic semitone; writing an E♭ with a following E♮ is regarded as a chromatic alteration of one scale degree.
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