How to Identify Musical Intervals (Music Theory)

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or how we measure musical distance between notes,

being able to identify labeled them obsessing concretely about music. By making distinct categories in our brain. For all the different sounds, improve our perception and understanding of music, we can measure up melodies. Precisely. Improving intonation, and intervals are the building blocks of how we create courts harmonize, composing, counterpoint, and host of other crucial musical skills. The first step and mastering intervals, is being able to label them. And that’s what I’m going to teach you. Now, in western music. The smallest division of musical distance is to semi tone of a half step, which is the distance between any two adjacent notes on a piano, we call this interval, the minor second. And

in a sense, you can think of all other interval distances, as some number of semi tones added together, the next white, this musical distance is to semi tones,

can we call it the major second

or third.

So you can memorize something like this chart, which would give you a pretty good chunk

to be really precise, we need a more systematic approach, because other reasons, there’s more than one name for each musical distance, and only context will tell you which lake is correct. And the interval naming system breaks down into two steps. The first is identifying the number of the interval, this is pure alphabetical distance, if you’re trying to figure out the interval between See, if you count from C to F, inclusively, C, D, E, F, is interval is a fourth,

how about from G sharp T, again, pure alphabet, so ignore the accidental G, A, B, C, D, E, that’s the sixth. Note that you always count the interval number from the lower to the upper note, you wouldn’t count from E, G, or from G down D,

because in both of those cases, you’d call this distance a third, which is incorrect. So you tried, what’s the interval number from f up to C sharp,

right, F, G, A, B, C, a fifth,

that’s important to know that we have a special name for to interval numbers, an interval number of one the same note C and C, or C to C sharp, we say is a unison in front interval number of eight, which again, would be like from C to C, or C and C sharp. But now with all the intervening notes between we call it an octave. Now at this point, it should be troubling you that the same interval number can apply to to obviously different musical distances, C to C, C to C sharp, both octaves. They’re not the same distance, and they couldn’t sound more different. So we need the next step to determine interval quality

to disambiguate them for interval quality. We handle

seconds thirds, sixth, and seventh one way and unison’s, fourth, fifth and octaves

another there are two different classes of interval, they sound different behave different, so we have a different naming scheme for each to account for that the unison’s fourth fifth and opt ins are pure extremely consonant sounding intervals. And so their default quality, if you will, is called perfect. That’s to say, for trying to identify interval and interval number happens to be a unison for us fifth one octave,

we use the test of whether the upper note of the interval is in the key of the lower note, if it is, we say, the interval is perfect. So let’s try about see to G to fifth. Now we test whether G is in the key of C. Well, the key of C has these notes, which contains G, the upper note is in the key of the lower note. So we say this is a perfect interval, a perfect fifth. And notice how pure and open this interval sounds

perfect indeed. And what if the upper note wasn’t in the key of the lower now what if we were trying to identify the interval of see to G flat? Well, the key of C doesn’t contain G flat, and G flat is a semi tone lower than what the QC does contain for that note letter G natural in such a case, we would call this a diminished interval, a diminished fifth, if we were looking at see to G sharp sharp as a semi tone higher than what the key contains. So we’d say it’s augmented, and that’s the rule set for this class of intervals. If the upper notes in the key of the lower we call perfect flat by a semi tone, we say it’s diminished sharp by a semi, we say it’s augmented,

you practice one, how about B flat, t natural?

First, we confirm the number B, C, D, E, it’s a fourth. So no, it belongs to this class interval. Now, we need to know the key of

B flat major contains these notes

is the upper note in the key of the lower

it isn’t B flat major contains he flats ease the semi tone higher than that. So we’d say this is an augmented fourth. Okay, for more practice on this class of interval, I’ve given you three more to try and identify have put the answer some of the description so you can check if done correctly. Now, let’s move on to the other class interval seconds, thirds, six, and seven. If the upper note of the interval is in the key of the lower know for these intervals, we say is major. Let’s try see to a sixth. Again, the QC has these notes. So A is in the key. So we say this is a major six.

Now what about seat a flat or the a flat is a semi tone lower than what we find in the QC Well, we’d say that’s a minor six see to a sharp me tone higher than what we find in the key is an augmented six similar procedure to the other class of intervals. But notice the default quality for these is major or is it’s perfect, but the other we have the same name for semi tone higher than what’s in the key of the lower say it’s augmented different names for a semi tone, lower major goes to minor perfect goes to diminished. Let’s try one together. How about D to F, it’s a third so belongs to this class of interval. And the key of D has these notes meaning it contains f sharps. So F natural doesn’t belong. It’s a semi tone lower than what’s in the key. So we say di to F, some minor third. Now here are three more intervals belonging to this class, try your hand identifying them and description. Now let’s identify interval without knowing in advance which class it belongs to us. We go will solidify the procedure for interval naming. Let’s do F to be first thing, we figure out the interval number at simply counting letters from the lower to the upper inclusively, so f

g a b, this is a fourth and knowing the interval number, we know which class of interval. This belongs to unison’s, fourth, fifth, and octaves have this naming scheme. And to apply this we need to know the key of the lower note of the interval in this case would be the key of F, F, G, A, B, flat, C, D, and E,

we ask ourselves is the upper note at the interval in this key, and it isn’t, the key f has be flats be natural system me tone higher than that, making this an augmented in an augmented fourth, let’s do one more G, F, sharp

first figure out the number, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, seventh mean belongs to the class of intervals of the second step six and sevens using this naming scheme, get the Q, the lower note G major, and we find the F sharp to top, notice the interval is in the key of the lower now. So this interval gets its default quality

of major G to F sharp is a major seventh. And that’s your procedure. First, you count alphabetically from the lower to the upper note of the interval inclusively, and this gives us the interval number, then we use the interval number to decide which of the two naming rules we apply if the interval number is a unison, fourth, fifth or octave, and the upper note of the interval is in the key of the lower note, we say the interval is perfect,

a semi tone higher it’s augmented, semi tone lower it’s diminished if the interval number is a second, third, sixth or seventh and the upper note of the interval is in the key of the lower know

we say the interval is major it’s a semi

higher than what’s in the key segmented semi to lower its minor

and that’s it that’s how you label intervals. Here are three more to try answer some the description and questions asking the comments. That’s all for now, so I don’t see you next time.

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