Help for the pitch search field in Themefinder
Guidelines for searching by pitch:
- Use the letters a-g,
or A-G, to indicate the
diatonic pitch name of notes followed by an optional
- Use the number symbol (#) to indicate sharps
and the minus sign (-) to indicate flats.
- Accidentals affect only the note which they follow.
- Use ## or x to indicate double
sharps and -- to indicate double flats.
- Separate each pitch by an optional space for clarity, if desired.
- Do not include octave numbers, since they will be ignored.
Extended guidelines for searching by pitch:
- You can input accidentals in German-style nomenclature,
where is is equivalent to #
and es is equivalent to -.
Likewise for double sharps and flats; upper and lower cases are
allowed. Note, however, that English
pitch names are still used.
- French, Italian, and Spanish note names are permitted.
Do not use any diacritics: use si instead of
sí. Both upper and lower case letters
are allowed: Ut = UT = ut.
- The letter s can be used to represent sharps,
the letter m can be used to represent flats (m =
minus), and the letter n can be used to
represent natural signs.
Advanced pitch searching:
To search for an unknown or arbitrary pitch, use the
dot to represent any one pitch. Example:
| (G# . B) || will match to ||
(G# E B)|
(G# A# B)
(G# E- B)
(G# C-- B)
To indicate an optional note, append a question
(D F#? A) || will match to ||
(D F# A), or
(C .? G) || will match to ||
(C E G)|
(C F# G)
To indicate any number of optional notes, insert an
(F * A) || will match to ||
(F G A)
(F B G A)
(F B F# G A)
To indicate any number of repeated notes, append a plus sign. Example:
(G+ E) || will match to ||
(G G E)
(G G G E)
A caret appended to a note indicates an arbitrary accidental.
(C E^ G) || will match to ||
(C E G)|
(C E# G)
(C E- G)
(C Ex G)
(C E-- G)