# Why is 15va, not 16va, two octaves up?

• Why is 15va, not 16va, two octaves up?

Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 03:51
This is music friend, its not mathematics so don't multiply. Just count all the notes like a nursery school kid. d r m f s l t d' r' m' f' s' l' t' d''. Now how many notes are those?
Positive: 38 %
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 04:28
One C to the next is 8. That C to the next C is 8. Together, they're 15, because you don't count the C in the middle twice.
Positive: 32 %
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:50
It takes 8 notes to get from one C to the next C but only 7 more to get to the following C. It works the same no matter what note you begin on.
Positive: 12 %
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 11:42
It just is. It's an interval of a 15th. If you don't believe it count inclusively the number of notes from one C on the piano to a C two octaves above. If you're curious, three octaves up would be 22va though I've never seen it written down
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