The semitone keys are inlaid with silver, ivory, and various woods, each key being composed of two hundred and fifty pieces.
The normal ear has such a range as to give about 33 rods to the semitone.
Our scales are all determined by the semitone between the seventh and eighth notes, called the leading note.
It would be unpardonable not to know how to distinguish or at least to sound a semitone.
The semitone between the third and the fourth is too small, as is also that between the seventh and eighth.
The piece is in the key of E flat, and the violin is to be tuned a semitone higher, the soloist playing in D.
A diesis is a quarter tone; hence in a semitone there are included two dieses.
For this the violin is tuned a semitone higher, the solo being played in A, and the accompaniment in B flat.
Used before a note already sharp, raising the pitch by a semitone.
Paganini again directs the violin to be tuned a semitone higher, writing the solo part in D, and the accompaniment in E flat.