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September 17, 2014
The Musical Octave and the Octopus

Tell your kid where the musical octave comes from the next time you're viewing an octopus swimming around the aquarium. They both come from the Latin root "octo-" meaning "eight." A musical octave is a note that is eight steps above or below another note. So when your child’s music teacher says to play the song an octave higher, it means to plays notes eight steps higher.


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