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The distance of 8 notes; from one note name up (or down) to the next note of the same name, e.g. from G up to G.

Octave from G up to G

The second illustration shows the children's song 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' written out in octaves.

'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' in octaves


See how the bass part uses octaves to give the music direction

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