3 Semitones Whole Tones Accidentals

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3 Semitones Whole Tones Accidentals

  1. 1. Music Theory Unit 2 Semitones, Whole Tones, and Accidentals
  2. 2. The Piano Keyboard <ul><li>The piano keyboard is made up of Semitones. </li></ul><ul><li>A Semitone is the distance from one key to the next, black or white. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Piano Keyboard <ul><li>A Whole Tone is two semitones </li></ul><ul><li>Whole tones have two different letter names in Alphabetical order </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accidentals <ul><li>An Accidental is a sign placed in front of a note that alters it’s pitch. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Placement of the Sign <ul><li>In music, the accidental always goes in front of the note on the same line or space as the note affected. </li></ul><ul><li>When writing the letter name of the note, the accidental goes after the note (F#, B b) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chromatic Semitones <ul><li>A Semitone that consists of two notes with the same letter name is called a chromatic semitone </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chromatic Semitones <ul><li>A Semitone that consists of two notes with different letter names is called a diatonic semitone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vocabulary <ul><li>Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul>

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