Diatonic and chromatic half steps (semitones)

A half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom) can be diatonic or chromatic, but a half step united states of america is always the half of a whole step united states of america (a semitone united kingdom is always the half of a tone united kingdom).

Chromatic half steps united states of america (Chromatic semitones united kingdom)

A half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom) is chromatic when the two notes names of the interval have the same name, example: C and C#

Chromatic semitones

Diatonic half steps united states of america (Diatonic semitones united kingdom)

A half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom) is diatonic when the two notes names of the interval have not the same name, example: D and Eb or E and F

Diatonic semitones

Chromatic scale

The chromatic scale is a succession of twelve pitches, each separated by a half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom).

Here is a ascending chromatic scale played by an oboe:


Here is a descending chromatic scale played by a soprano recorder:


Here is a game to play with half steps united states of america (semitones united kingdom):


External links to learn more about :

1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_and_chromatic
2 - https://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory11.htm


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