Flats and Sharps

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What are sharps and flats?

Flats and Sharps

Music is divided into whole steps and half steps. When we sing the scale (do-re-me…), we are singing a pattern made up of whole steps and half steps. A sharp raises a pitch one half step. A flat lowers the pitch one half step. For more information about sharps and flats visit http://www.musictheory.net.

   

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