Talk:A♯ (musical note)

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I don't understand several things about this page.

Why is 'A sharp' supposed to be the same as 'B flat', to the extent of not getting a separate page? Notationally and functionally they're not; only on a conventional keyboard instrument do they refer to the same pitch. Even then, Brahms' Piano Concerto in Bb is not in A#... and Brahms' was fond of Bb major, not of A#.

Who wrote the navigation box 'The Twelve Semitones' and where can it be discussed / edited?

Why does it refer to only twelve semitones, when there are more than twelve titles listed in the box? The navigation includes an unwarranted assumption that (for example) the semitone A-Bb is the same as the semitone A-A#.

Why are the names of the notes given in French but not any other non-English language? German, Italian etc. etc. also have names for the chromatic scale; why privilege French? --Tdent 20:18, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree with these comments. Can someone point us to a discussion of this? It is unclear to me whether the French nav box is intented to refer to semitone intervals or the twelve notes of the chromatic scale. Stumps 03:47, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
A sharp is very rarely enountered in actual practice, B flat very commonly encountered; might it not be more in keeping with music as it is actually written and performed to redirect A♯ to B flat than B flat to A♯ as is currently the case? This is also the case with E flat and D♯. Robert Greer (talk) 17:21, 16 December 2007 (UTC)