An interval spanning 8 notes in the major scale, reaching the next occurring version of that note.

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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An octave is the interval distance 8 notes up in the major scale. If you play a C major scale on the piano, the final note/pitch of the 8-note scale is another C that’s exactly one octave higher than the C where you started.

Musical reference: First two notes of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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