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An interval in music is a measurement of distance and sound between
two different notes. The first thing that you should understand
in your interval journey is what the intervals are within a major
scale. Remember that the major scale is a constant in music
theory. You will be using it again and again to compare and relate
other topics in theory.
Below are the intervals in a C major scale
the red numbers are the
degrees of the major scale
|The scale form to the right is
the most common and basic fingering for a 2 octave
major scale. It will be used to help visualize the basic interval
shapes. Play the first 8 notes in the scale. These will be
the notes that you will use below
primer for how to read this chart
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 2nd
is called a major 2nd.
From the 1st degree of the scale to the 3rd is called a major
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 4th
is called a perfect 4th.
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 5th
is called a perfect 5th.
Guitar Bob says:
Wait cyberfret dude! why isn't the 1st to the 4th called a major
4th and the 1st to the 5th called a major 5th like the others.
Well Bob, that has to do with
the physics and mathematical relationship of those 2 notes. Even
though it is kind of avoiding your question...Just accept that
they are called a perfect 4th and perfect 5th at the moment. If
you really get into the acoustics of music you shall learn this
secret of music theory.
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 6th
is called a major 6th
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 7th
is called a major 7th
|From the 1st degree of the scale to the 8th
is called a perfect 8th or and octave.
Page 2, Filling in the cracks...the
rest of the intervals
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