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10. Tones & Semitones Exercises

Grade One Music Theory Exercises - Lesson 10: Tones & Semitones Exercises

Suitable for:  ABRSM Grade 1   Trinity Grade 1   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 


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Tones and Semitones

Describe each pair of notes as either a tone (whole step) or a semitone (half step).


  1. tones-semitones 0 0tones-semitones 0 1tones-semitones 0 2tones-semitones 0 3tones-semitones 0 4tones-semitones 0 5tones-semitones 0 6tones-semitones 0 7tones-semitones 0 8

  2. tones-semitones2 0 0tones-semitones2 0 1tones-semitones2 0 2tones-semitones2 0 3tones-semitones2 0 4tones-semitones2 0 5tones-semitones2 0 6tones-semitones2 0 7tones-semitones2 0 8