A leap, otherwise known as a skip, is the opposite of a step, and is the movement from one note to another using an interval greater than a whole step or two degrees of a scale. In other words, a leap is the difference in pitch between two consecutive notes greater than a minor second.<br><br>Diatonic scales are created of half and whole steps. If a musician plays the notes of a diatonic scale, in ascending or descending order, they are "stepping" through the notes. To play the pitch of the scale not immediately following it's ascending or descending pitch is to "leap".<br>