What Are Musical Intervals

Interval Definition:

An interval is the difference between two pitches formed by pairs of notes of a diatonic scale.

Important Concepts:
What is a Diatonic Scale?

A Diatonic scale is an 8-note musical scale comprising five whole steps and two half steps for each octave.

What are the most common intervals?

There are many possible intervals, although the most common are:

  • “Perfect” Fourth = C to F
  • “Perfect” Fifth = C to G
  • “Perfect” Octave = C to C
Useful Documentation:

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