# Whole step or half step?

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

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. ### dancehallclasher

Jul 21, 2000
San Ramon, CA
half.

a half step is one fret, no matter what note it is.

Much thanks, now I'll be able to sleep at night.

4. ### Bruce LindfieldUnprofessional TalkBass ContributorGold Supporting MemberIn Memoriam

Just to wake him up - that depends on whether you are using just or equal temperament!!

Huh? It's early in the morning, and it's probly quite simple to figure out... but huh?

6. ### dancehallclasher

Jul 21, 2000
San Ramon, CA
hehe, good one bruce... canadian, i wouldn't worry about it if i were you.

Come on, now you gotta tell me.

8. ### gruffpuppy

Aug 15, 2000
Good point Bruce, very important that it was brought up. The whole topic kept me awake many nights until I got the answers.

9. ### XavierG

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 )

10. ### DarkMazda

Jun 3, 2000
NJ
half...

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

DM

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.

12. ### XavierG

Ummm... let me post it again then -

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