• if we consider enharmonic pitches like C# and Db to be as one, there are 12 pitches in each octave.
  • other systems of tuning exist that treat these separately and result in more than 12 pitches.
  • most Western music is based on twelve pitches in each octave.
  • understanding relationships between pitches is important.
  • interval naming and identification is a stumbling block for many.
  • don't get too hung up on this!
  • the real value is in learning how to use all of this to your advantage in creating a pleasing sense of tension and release in your music.