Tones and Semitones

Click here to play this game (I think the Wordshoot is the easiest one) which will REALLY, REALLY help with your sightreading.  You will need to work out how many tones and semitones (1/2 a tone) are between notes.

e.g.  How many tones are there between E and G?

Answer – 1 1/2 (There is a semitone between E&F and then a tone between F&G)

Just remember Babies and Children Eat First.  (B&C and E&F are semitones – all the other letter names are a tone apart)

Here is a piano keyboard so you can see that E&F and B&C don’t have a black note (sharps or flats) between them.