What is an octave 1

symbolism
German

symbolism
English

symbolism
Rare*

Oktovname

Tone designation

2A.

A0

-4

Subcontractive octaveSubcontra A,
seldom: A deep two

1A.

A1

-3

Contract octaveAgainst A,
seldom: A deep one

A.

A2

-2

Great octaveCapital A.

a

A3

-1

Small octaveLowercase a

a1

A4

0

dashed octaveA one,
rarely: A to the power of one

a2

A5

1

two-stroke octaveA two,
rarely: A to the power of two

a3

A6

2

three-stroke octaveA three,
rarely: A to the power of three

a4

A7

3

four-stroke octaveA four,
rarely: A to the power of four

a5

A8

4

five-stroke octaveA five,
rarely: A to the power of five