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half step
American English: /hæf stɛp/

Translation of half step in Spanish:

noun

  • (American English)
    Example sentences
    • For example, the sight-singing student who depends upon intervallic content alone in rendering pitches will view the passage C-D-E-F as two whole steps followed by a half step.
    • Remind the student that in major keys, the half steps will occur between degrees three and four and degrees seven and eight.
    • Take the opportunity to point out that a perfect fifth - when counting either direction in the alphabet - contains seven half steps, avoiding confusion between B and F-sharp, or B-flat and F.

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