# Basic Theory Made Easy. Part 2: The Why Of Notes

A continuation in my theory series explaining why note names are what they are and how to figure them out.

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Clear and consise. Great lesson. Am becoming a fan of your columns.
I'm liking the way these are written! Just waiting to get to something I haven't already learned, now.
BenjoJames: B to C = Half step E to F = Half step
cheesecakes4 wrote: F to G = whole G to A = whole A to Bb = half Bb to C = whole C to D = whole D to E = whole E to F = whole The last one's a half, not a whole
I'm sure it's a whole. Look at a keyboard.
'Here, I am going to introduce you to sharps and flats. What is a sharp? A sharp happens when you move any note UP 1/2 step or one fret. What is a flat? A flat happens when you move any note DOWN 1/2 step or one fret' So if you move the note B up one fret it's B#? I always though it was C natural
@Matt No problem! You may want to check out my latest article as well.
Thanks so much for all these articles man. I was always shit at music theory, but your articles are helping me heaps.
I think I'm going start reading more of these, I already knew this stuff, but the theory books I have make it much more complicated and difficult to understand, kudos.