Minor Seconds

Minor 2nds

An Interval is a measurement of the musical distance between two notes. Intervals can be thought of as musical inches.

A Minor 2nd is the smallest interval in our musical system.

It is the distance from one note to the nearest neighboring note.

Minor 2nds also go by the following names:

  • Half Step
  • Semitone
  • Flat 2 (written “b2”)

On the piano it is the distance from one key to it’s nearest neighbor, regardless of whether the neighbor is a white key or a black key.

On the guitar it is the distance from one fret to the next adjacent fret, or a fret which produces the same sound.

You’re Finished!

$instruments = array($instrument);
$caption = “”;
$links = array(“Take a Lesson”);
//If the instrument is not set, then we will provide links for all three instruments.
$caption = “Click one of the links below to take a lesson.”;
$links = array(“Piano”, “Guitar”, “Bass”);
$instruments = array(“piano”, “guitar”, “bass”);
echo $caption . “
for($i = 0; $i < count($instruments); $i++){ $link = $links[$i]; $instrument = $instruments[$i]; echo "$link