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Thread #95827   Message #1868131
Posted By: Bernard
25-Oct-06 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: RE: Modes vs Scales
Here's a little confusion to throw in for good measure...!

The 'flat' as we know it was introduced originally into Gregorian Chant to correct the 'Diabolo Musica', which was the augmented fourth interval between F and B.

That is why the 'flat' symbol is a 'b'.

The note became known as 'B', and the note we now call 'B natural' was called 'H', which explains both the 'natural' and 'sharp' symbols.

In Europe, many countries still refer to 'B' as 'H' and 'Bb' as 'B'...

We are now more informed, but none the wiser...!