#1
So I'm a bit of a newb in terms of music theory, and I was wondering:

What's the term for half an octave? My friend and I are discussing raking/sweep picking exercises, and I'm trying to show him how to rake only half way up an arpeggio, and I could not for the life of me think of the term for the half way point.

It wouldn't be a half step would it? Watch it be something I knew, then I'll feel like an ass lol
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#2
Tritone/Diminished 5th/Augmented 4th
Edit: Looking back I don't think that answers your question, I saw what is the term for half an octave, so I said what is half way, however I don't think thats the exact answer you were looking for
#4
Half an octave is a perfect fourth, but that's probably not what you're asking for
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#6
sh*t, you're right mate 0.o

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#7
Post the arpeggio is coded tab. Please put the half you want to play in bold text. Quote my post to figure out what I mean.


e----------------------5-8------------
B------------------5-8----------------
G-------------5-7---------------------
D---------[B]5[/B]-[B]7[/B]-------------------------
A-----[B]5[/B]-[B]7[/B]-----------------------------
E-[B]5[/B]-[B]8[/B]---------------------------------
#8
intervals ftw, probably a tritone
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#10
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A tritone sounds right to me. Technically speaking anyway.
Yes, half an octave is a tritone, and is notated as either an augmented fourth or a diminished fifth, depending on function.
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#11
Technically, yes, a tritone is half an octave. For the purposes of arpeggios, though, I would round that up to a perfect fifth. C E G is far more useful for sweeping than C E Gb.

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#12
I'm guessing it's a 2-octave arpeggio or something. I suppose the "midway point" would be whatever chord tone you ended on, which in a 2-octave arpeggio would the middle octave if you stopped halfway.