Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Half Steps and Whole Steps (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

Notes and Scales: Chapter 4 – Half Steps and Whole Steps (Understanding Basic Music Theory) 4.2 Half Steps and Whole Steps The pitch of a note is how high or low it sounds. Musicians often nd it useful to talk about how much higher or lower one note is than another. This distance between two … Read more

6.1 Ear Training (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

6.1 Ear Training (Understanding Basic Music Theory)   6.1.1 What is Ear Training ? When musicians talk about ear, they don’t mean the sense organ itself so much as the brain’s ability to perceive, distinguish, and understand what the ear has heard. The term ear training refers to teaching musicians to recognize information about notes … Read more

6.2 Tuning Systems (Understanding Basic Music Theory)

6.2 Tuning Systems (Understanding Basic Music Theory)   6.2.1 Introduction: Tuning Systems The rst thing musicians must do before they can play together is “tune”. For musicians in the standard Western music tradition, this means agreeing on exactly what pitch  (what frequency (Section 3.1.4: Wavelength, Frequency, and Pitch)) is an “A”, what is a “B … Read more