Whole step or half step?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CanadianBassGuy, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. This has been bugging me for quite a while now, and I really want an answer. If there are no sharps/flats between B and C and E and F, are they a whole or a half step apart?
  2. half.

    a half step is one fret, no matter what note it is.
  3. Much thanks, now I'll be able to sleep at night.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Just to wake him up - that depends on whether you are using just or equal temperament!! ;)
  5. Huh? It's early in the morning, and it's probly quite simple to figure out... but huh?
  6. hehe, good one bruce... canadian, i wouldn't worry about it if i were you. ;)
  7. Good point Bruce, very important that it was brought up. The whole topic kept me awake many nights until I got the answers.
  8. Words of wisdom, Bruce. A scholar no doubt.

    (CBG, it has to do with pitch & frequencies. Try http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/scales.html )
  9. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000

    whole step from B = C# :)
    whole step from E = F#

    so on and so forth..
    try to keep the tuning consistant.. like consistant 4ths etc.. so you can learn theories better
    than like 3rd, 4th 4th 4th

    good luck

  10. You still haven't told me what "just and equal temperament" is, and I'm losing sleep over it... not really, but still. If you tell me, I'll... I'll... alright, I don't know what I'll do, but tell me and I'll shut up about it.

  11. Ummm... let me post it again then -

    (CBG, it has to do with pitch & frequencies. Try http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/scales.html )
  12. Oops, my bad, I guess I wasn't really paying attention. Sorry 'bout that. *hangs head in shame*