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half-step : The musical interval of a minor second in a diatonic scale, equal to 100 cents. In equal temperament, there are twelve semitones in each octave, so in the equal tempered scale, the minor second has a frequency ratio of the , or about 6%. In just intonation, the minor second has a frequency ratio of 15/16 . Also called a semitone. See scale.



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