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Intervals Help Sheet

20 Jun 2015

Hi all

Here is a table of popular pieces of music and use certain intervals in their melodies.
 
Interval Example
Minor 2nd Jaw’s Motif (C – Db)
Major 2nd ‘Happy Birthday’, Eastenders Theme, Major Scale
Minor 3rd Sound of Music: So Long, Farewell
Major 3rd First two notes of ‘O When the Saints’
Perfect 4th ‘Here comes the Bride’, ‘Amazing Grace’
Tritone (Augmented 4th/Diminished 5th) First two notes of ‘The Simpsons’ theme (C – F# - G)
Perfect 5th ‘Star Wars’ & ‘Superman’ themes
Minor 6th The Beatles: In My Life
Major 6th First two notes of ‘My Way’
Minor 7th West Side Story: ‘Somewhere’ first two notes (Bb – Ab)
Major 7th A-Ha: ‘Take on Me’ (chorus)
Octave First two notes of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’




















 

Use this website to listen to lots of examples of these intervals in different musical styles

http://www.earmaster.com/products/free-tools/interval-song-chart-generator.html


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