Music Fundamentals
Ben Cummings

A note on pitch: Strictly speaking, the tones we refer to with the names A, F-sharp, G-flat, etc. are pitches, while the black dots on a sheet of music are notes. Notes symbolize pitches (and durations, but that's another matter). In common usage, however, most of us use the word "note" to describe both pitches and the symbols for pitches.