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Flashcards in The Chromatic Alphabet Deck (11):
1

big idea

- accidentals, the chromatic alphabet

2

how to make 12 sounds with 7 letters

- sharps, flats, and naturals are all used to expand the musical alphabet

3

step

- distance between pitches

4

alteration accidentals

- sometimes the pitches need to be raised or lowered slightly to fit the needs of the music

5

sharp

- to raise a half step (semitone)

6

flat

- to lower a pitch a half step

7

natural

- to return a pitch a half step up or down to return ti to its (natural state)

8

enharmonic pitches

- two note names that sound the same

9

half steps

- two neighboring keys

10

whole step

- when you skip over a key (or combine two half steps)

11

double sharp

- to raise a pitch the whole step

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