Note Names in the U.S. and U.K.
Part of the Music Theory For Dummies Cheat Sheet
In the world of music, you may encounter different names for the many notes used. The U.S. and U.K. standard terms differ, but the U.S. names — which were originally translated from the German names for the notes because so many German composers immigrated to the United States in the 19th century — are more universally standard. The U.K. names are also used in medieval music and in some classical circles. The following table shows the common notes and their U.S. and U.K. names.
|U.S. Note Name||Note||U.K. Note Name|