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What's a 'Half-Step', and a 'Whole-Step'?

 

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It turns out that unlike the regular alphabet we use when we say our ABC's, some of the letters in the musical alphabet have a half-way point between one letter and the next.

For instance, you learned the F power chord, at the 1st fret. And the G power chord at the 3rd fret.

But what about making a power chord on the 2nd fret?
What happens there?

In this lesson we'll learn about the concept of half-steps and whole steps in music. These principles apply to all musical instruments, not just the guitar.