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- ‘Remind the student that in major keys, the half steps will occur between degrees three and four and degrees seven and eight.’
- ‘Take the opportunity to point out that a perfect fifth - when counting either direction in the alphabet - contains seven half steps, avoiding confusion between B and F-sharp, or B-flat and F.’
- ‘For example, the sight-singing student who depends upon intervallic content alone in rendering pitches will view the passage C-D-E-F as two whole steps followed by a half step.’
- ‘For example, when I first used MusicEase, I was dismayed to hear that the pitch emanating out of my computer was about a half step flat.’
- ‘Andreas Werckmeister was a musician and music theorist who invented the equal tempered scale - the octave divided into 12 equal half steps - in 1685.’
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