LESSON 8: Half-Steps & the Chromatic Scale

  • If ONLY Half-Steps are used, you'll get the Chromatic Scale.
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Half-Steps & the Chromatic Scale

If ONLY Half-Steps are used, you'll get the Chromatic Scale.

Half-Step

A Half-Step is the next key up or down from any note on the piano keyboard. If we wanted to go half step down from D, go to the next key down, Db.

half step

Chromatic Scale

If only Half-Step are used, the result is what's known as the Chromatic Scale. The Chromatic Scale uses every note on the piano keyboard.

chromatic scale