Definition of Semitones. Meaning of Semitones. Synonyms of Semitones

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Definition of Semitones

Semitone
Semitone Sem"i*tone, n. [Pref. semi- + tone. CF. Hemitone.] (Mus.) Half a tone; -- the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale. Note: There is an impropriety in the use of this word, and half step is now preferred. See Tone. --J. S. Dwight.

Meaning of Semitones from wikipedia

- is 2 semitones wide, a major third 4 semitones, and a perfect fifth 7 semitones. In music theory, a distinction is made between a diatonic semitone, or...
- by one semitone. For example, six of the fifths span seven semitones. The other one spans six semitones. Four of the thirds span three semitones, the others...
- semitones, while, for example, a major third (4 semitones) and minor third (3 semitones) differ by one semitone. Thus, to avoid ambiguity, it is preferable...
- tritones is atritonic. A scale or chord that contains semitones is called hemitonic, and without semitones is anhemitonic. Scales can be abstracted from performance...
- abbreviated P5) spans seven semitones, while the diminished fifth spans six and the augmented fifth spans eight semitones. For example, the interval from...
- defined as a musical interval composed of three adjacent whole tones (six semitones). For instance, the interval from F up to the B above it (in short, F–B)...
- third spans four semitones, the minor third three. For example, the interval from C to E is a major third, as the note E lies four semitones above C, and...
- Moreover, in equal temperament, all the semitones have the same size (100 cents) and there are twelve semitones in an octave (1200 cents). As a result...
- interval of 6–8 semitones. There are three types of fifth intervals, namely perfect fifths (7 semitones), diminished fifth (6 semitones), and augmented...
- third spans an additional semitone. For example, the interval from A to C is a minor third, as the note C lies three semitones above A. Coincidentally,...
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