# Intervals

terminology for intervals within scales

Main intervals A semitone is any interval between two adjacent notes in a chromatic scale, a whole tone is an interval spanning two semitones (for exa...

Learn intervals music theory

We call the pitch distance between two notes the interval between them. You can learn to recognise these different distances by ear, which is called “...

Why are intervals important in music

Intervals are the building blocks of relative pitch. This is the sense of pitch we rely on most often to understand, create, and even just appreciate ...

What order to learn intervals

I recommend learning intervals in the following order, adding more of them to your playlist in the following groups as you progress:Unison.Tritone.Oct...

How many perfect intervals are there

Perfect intervals are the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave. They occur naturally in the major scale between scale note 1 and scale notes 1, 4, 5, and...

Intervallic theory

Tied at the Hip: Intervals and the Major Scale The key to learning and using interval theory is that each interval is referenced from the root note. T...

Is harmony based on intervals rather than chords?

You build chords using intervals played at the same time (harmonic intervals). You build scales using intervals played sequentially (melodic intervals...

Play intervals

What are the three ways to play an interval?When intervals are played together?What are piano intervals?What are the three ways to play an interval?So...

Imperfect consonance intervals

Imperfect intervals are intervals which are not as pure as the perfect intervals. They fall into two groups depending on their accepted consonance/dis...