INTERVALS


An interval is the distance from one tone to the next. We refer to intervals with ordinal words such as second, third etc.

We will be learning about major intervals. You will learn to hear them, play them, and sing them.

First you need to learn to play and sing the C Major scale. Sing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.

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C Major Scale



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Intervals

SECOND

From C to D is the interval of a 2nd. These are the first two notes when you sing Doe, a deer, a female deer. from the Do, Re, Mi song.
Play and sing the interval of a second.


THIRD

From C to E is the interval of a 3rd. E is the middle tone of a major chord.
Play this chord: C,E,G,E,C, and sing 1,3,5,3,1.
You hear the 3rd when you sing 1,3 .
Play and sing the interval of a third.


FOURTH

From C to F is the interval of a 4th. You hear this interval when you sing I've been work-ing on the Railroad
Play and sing the interval of a fourth.


FIFTH

From C to G is the interval of a 5th. Listen for this interval when you sing Twinkle, twinkle little star..
Play and sing the interval of a fifth.


SIXTH

From C to A is the interval of a 6th. This is one tone above the 5th.
You can find the 6th by singing Old McDonald had a farm, E, I,E,I,O
From "farm" to "E" is a 6th.
Play and sing the interval of a sixth.


SEVENTH

From C to B is a 7th. This is a hard one to find and sing.
Practice singing a 7th.


EIGHTH (OCTAVE)

From C to C is the interval of an octave. This is the same tone eight notes higher.
When you are singing the Happy Birthday song and you get to the part Happy birth- day dear So-and-So, bthe octave is the "happy, birth-".
Play and sing the interval of an octave.


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