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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 18: Half Steps and Whole Steps

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Lesson 18: Half Steps and Whole Steps Music Theory Worksheet

The half step (H) is the smallest interval used in traditional Western music.  On a piano keyboard, a half step is represented by two adjacent keys.  The whole step (W) is an interval made by combining two half steps. 

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What this worksheet is about:
On the keyboard of a piano, any two keys that are adjacent to each other represent a half step.  Most half steps are made up of one white key and one black key (i.e., C and C#), but some half steps are made up of two white keys (i.e., B and C).
 

 

A whole step is an interval that is made up of two consecutive half steps.  For example, a whole step is from C to D because it contains two half steps (from C to C# and from C# to D).

 

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