Theory Thursday No. 4
Have you ever heard this referenced in orchestra or a music lesson? Or does this conjure up images of a dance move? Or maybe you think of that one time you tripped and fell down the stairs because you just forgot to extend your foot a full step (that’s probably just me, hopefully that’s just me).
Anyway, a half step is the smallest interval in Western tonal music. It is sometimes called a semitone or a half tone. In my lessons I will refer to these as half steps.
In violin playing, these little guts indicate when two of your fingers are closest together.
For example: An e♮ (natural) to an f♮ (natural) is a half step.
Happy Half Steps Everyone!
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