## Intervals

In music, an interval is simply the musical distance between notes of the scale. In ascending the scale, each note is given a number: 1-8. (When the scale is descending, the numbers go backwards). Let's take the scale of C major:

C= 1

D= 2

E= 3

F= 4

G= 5

A= 6

B= 7

C= 8

Now, the interval between C and G is 5 or a 5th. The first note in an interval is counted as '1'. The interval between C and G# is also a 5th because intervals are not affected by accidentals or key signatures etc.

Intervals may be melodic or harmonic.

In a harmonic interval, the notes are 'one on top' the other and played together, in harmony.

In a melodic interval, the notes are

C= 1

D= 2

E= 3

F= 4

G= 5

A= 6

B= 7

C= 8

Now, the interval between C and G is 5 or a 5th. The first note in an interval is counted as '1'. The interval between C and G# is also a 5th because intervals are not affected by accidentals or key signatures etc.

Intervals may be melodic or harmonic.

In a harmonic interval, the notes are 'one on top' the other and played together, in harmony.

In a melodic interval, the notes are