Translatable Verbal Script:
Whole and half steps.
Moving key to key is in Whole and Half steps. Moving to the right raises the pitch, while moving left lowers the pitch.
Let’s take a look at some whole steps.
Now let’s take a look at some half steps.
Music melodies often stay within a certain key signature, or modes, which will be discussed in later modules.
To express notes outside of this pattern, a sharp or flat is used to raise or lower the note from it’s intended key.
This is a sharp, which raises the note a half step.
And this is a flat, which lowers the note a half step.
Notice that C sharp is the same key as D flat, and D sharp is the same key as E flat, and F sharp is the same key as G flat, and G sharp is the same key as A flat, and A sharp is the same key as B flat.
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