0% Interest for 24 Months! Learn more »
(800) 222-4700
  • Español: (800) 222-4701
June 2017 Giveaway

Half Step

The smallest commonly used interval of musical distinction in western music. An octave is divided into 12 such intervals. On the piano a half step is the distance between any two adjacent keys, whether black or white. On guitar each fret represents a half step. A half step is also known as a semitone.

Share this Article