Sharps and Flats – Steps and Accidentals

Accidentals Accidentals are signs used to raise or lower notes by half steps. Steps – Half Step A half step is the distance between two adjacent keys on a piano keyboard. In music theory, the distance between two notes is called an interval. A half step is the smallest musical interval in music. (It is called a semitone in British […]

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Musical note name on a piano keyboard

modern piano keyboard and middle c

Natural Notes The above piano keyboard show the musical note names of the white keys within one octave: C – D – E – F – G – A – B.  In music theory, these letters are called the natural notes on a piano keyboard. Sharps and Flats The black keys on a piano keyboard can referred to as either […]

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