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Offline jamesearljonesjr

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Intervals - Quick Reference
« on: December 05, 2003, 07:24:14 AM »
Theory is just a way for us to discuss music.  Knowing the names of these Intervals and what they represent can really help when you start reading a theory book or need to explain a situation.

Intervals are the musical distance between notes, measured by half and whole steps.

Minor 2nd = 1 Half Steps
Major 2nd = 2 Half Steps
Minor 3rd = 3 Half Steps
Major 3rd = 4 Half Steps
Perfect 4th = 5 Half Steps
Diminished 5th = 6 Half Steps
Perfect 5th = 7 Half Steps
Minor 6th = 8 Half Steps
Major 6th = 9 Half Steps
Minor 7th = 10 Half Steps
Major 7th = 11 Half Steps
Perfect Octave = 12 Half Steps

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2003, 07:28:34 AM »
jamesearljonesjr, welcome to the LGM website and thank you for your contribution.  God Bless.
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Intervals - Quick Reference
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2003, 09:41:51 AM »
Good information!

The DIM 5 is also known as a "Tritone" - because it's 2 MAJ 3rds from the base note (also called, but not by me, unison).

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2003, 11:44:07 AM »
Ooops...just shows how little I know about this.

The tritone (DIM 5) is named because it is 3 whole steps (2 times 3 half-steps) from the base note and octave.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2003, 06:22:37 AM »
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