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Some of you are asking, “What in the world are two chromatic octaves?  And why do I care?”

Well, an octave is the eight notes of a major scale: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do.  (Note that do is repeated.)  Coda plays two of those:

C – D – E – F – G – A – B – C – D – E – F – G – A – B – C

For a classic explanation, watch this.

Chromatic?  This means that Coda plays ALL the sharps and flats in between:

C – C#/Db – D – D#/Eb – E – F – F#/Gb – G – G#/Ab – A – A#/Bb – B –
C – C#/Db – D – D#/Eb – E – F – F#/Gb – G – G#/Ab – A – A#/Bb – B – C

In fact, with a little practice using a special technique, you’ll be able to add a few more notes below Coda’s low C.

Why is this important?  With two full chromatic octaves, you can reach all the notes in your favorite songs, you can join in with other musicians, you can improvise freely, and you have plenty of range for composing on the go.  All that in the palm of your hand.

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