The spacing between adjacent notes on the chromatic scale is referred to as a half step. The number of half steps between adjacent notes for the following scales are:
These examples are, of course, approximations to the actual scales
used by performers. They are the closest one can expect using
a keyboard and the equal tempered scale.
A good source for many additional scales is in the translation of Helmholtz's book.
If you are unfamiliar with a keyboard,
refer to this figure:
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