Names of notes in scientific and Helmholz notation When I’m doing transcriptions for ukulele from tablatures for lute or guitar, I have to know how the instruments are tuned. This can be a problem for Renaissance or Baroque instruments, as the various composers assumed different tunings.
One minor irritation is that modern writers on the subject of tuning use different systems of nomenclature: the scientific and the Helmholtz (in its various versions). Wikipedia provides accounts of both systems, so I have made this concordance that would be relevant to ukulele players. I’m going to print it out and stick it on my wall for reference.
For my own use, I will keep to the scientific, as all you have to know is middle C = C4, and the rest progresses from there.
|Scientific pitch notation (Wikipedia)|
|Helmholtz pitch notation (Wikipedia)|