The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115745   Message #2480142
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
30-Oct-08 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Why Only 7 letter names?
Subject: RE: Why Only 7 letter names?
The sharps and flats get you to an octave in 11. We hear octaves and know they sound special.

I guess the major scale, which is one of a number of ways of getting between octaves, is easy to harmonise.

1/4 notes are less helpful in harmony.

None of this may be relevant,

L in C getting coat and leaving.