Interval Ear Training 3 (m6- M6)
The Minor 6th
The minor 6th (m6) is 8 half steps wide. the 1st and 6th scale degrees of the
natural minor scale make a m6 interval.
The Major 6th
The major 6th (M6) is 9 half steps wide. The 1st and 6th scale degrees of th
What is Music?
Music is a language. In order to become fluent, the musician must read, write,
speak, and think in this language on a regular basis. Immersion is imperative.
Music is an art form. The artist organizes and combines raw materials
Interval Ear Training 2 [ m2-P5]
The Perfect 4th
Three intervals will be introduced in this short lesson: the perfect 4th, Tritone, and
the perfect 5th.
The perfect 4th (P4) is 5 half steps wide. The 1st and the 4th scale degrees of
the major and minor sc
Interval Ear Training 4 (m7- M7)
The Minor 7th
The minor 7th (m7) is 10 half steps wide. The 1st and 7th scale degrees of the
natural minor scale make a m7 interval.
The Major 7th
The major 7th (M7) is 11 half steps wide. The 1st and 7th scale degrees of
Interval Ear Training 1 [m2-M2]
The Minor 3rd
In Lesson 3, the smallest intervals were introduced: The minor 2nd (half step)
and major 2nd (whole step). In this short lesson, we will introduce two new intervals and focus
on training your ears to recognize
Lesson 2: Pitch
Notation of Pitch
When an instrument vibrates- the string on a violin, the air in a flute, the
membrane of a drum- it does so at a particular rate, or frequency. We perceive this regular
vibration as Pitch. We measure the frequency of vibr
Lesson 3: Half/Whole step
Organization of Piano keys
The piano keyboard consists of black and white keys. The black keys are
organized in groups of two and three throughout; this arrangement allows us to identify pitches
quickly. (Imagine if every other k
Lesson 5: Meter
We saw in Lesson 1 that rhythms are contained within measures, or bars.
The concept of Meter allows us to organize rhythms in groups of stressed and
unstressed beats within a measure. Musical meter has much in common with poetical me
Lesson 1: Rhythm
Notation of Rhythm
The study of Rhythm is the study of time. We measure the durations of events by
comparing them to periodic, or predictably repetitive, cycles such as those observed in ticking
clocks, swinging pendulums, rotating planet
Lesson 8: Intervals
As mentioned in Lesson 3, an interval is the distance between two pitches. In
this lesson, we will explore the relationships between two pitches and learn to identify intervals
as they appear on the staff.
The interval from C
Lesson 7: Minor Scale/ Modes
In lesson 4 we saw that the major scale is built upon a specific arrangement, or
recipe, of intervals.
In the scale shown above, C is the root upon which the other pitches are
arranged; thus, we call it the C major scale
Lesson 6: Rhythm Revisited
So far, we have learned the basics of rhythmic notation (durations, rests, dots,
meter), and in this lesson we are going to explore several ways to manipulate time further and
create a greater variety of rhythmic re