Musical intervals, how to properly name them (first part)


The musical intervals

Have you ever heard or read terms such as “diminished fifth”, “minor seventh”, “augmented fourth”, and so on?

All these names, apparently obscure and cryptical, each define differenty types of musical intervals.
Today we deal with the way that the various intervals are called to be distinguished one from the other. And we will do this using a logical and clearpath‘ that will soon let you learn how to name each interval correctly.

Being able to define an interval with its’ proper name is essential, because it allows you to determine the relation that there is between two or more notes (in this case, relative to pitch).
After all, music is the art that allows us to put different sounds in relation with each other.
You will see that once these concpets are clear to you, you’ll be able to put them to use in various fields.

Among other things you will be able to:

  • start delving into the extremely vast world of harmony
  • understand how chords are built, of any type and of every degree of complexity
  • make the melodies that you are composing better, thanks to a precise use of musical intervals

Let’s start to discuss the musical interval more deeply.

Learning material of this lesson

3 videos 18 mins
1. Melodic intervals and harmonic intervals 3m 14s
2. How to determine the ‘generale name’ of an interval 6m 56s
3. How to find the ‘generale name’ in case of sharps or flats 8m 33s
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