# What is a melodic interval?

A musical interval is the distance between two pitches. **When the pitches are consecutive the distance** is referred to as a melodic interval; when the pitches are concurrent the distance is referred to as a harmonic interval.

## What are the examples of melodic interval?

An interval is fully identified when you give both the quantity and quality of the interval. For examples, some melodic interval includes a **“major third,” “perfect fifth,” or “diminished seventh.”**

## What is a melodic interval music?

An interval is the distance (in scale steps) between two pitches. A melodic interval **occurs when two notes are played in sequence, one after the other**. Intervals can also be harmonic, meaning that the two notes are played together at the same time.

## What is melodic and harmonic interval?

Harmonic and Melodic Intervals

**A harmonic interval is the distance between two notes played at the same time**. It is called a “harmonic interval”, because the two notes together create harmony, or a chord. A melodic interval is the distance between two notes played one after the other.

## How do you find the melodic interval?

**How do I determine the interval between two notes?**

- Remove the notes’ accidentals and count the C-major scale’s steps between them (e.g. E to B♭ becomes E to B and is five notes).
- Identify the interval (e.g. a perfect fifth).
- Adjust for the accidentals (e.g. the B♭ has a flat, so the interval becomes a diminished fifth).

## What interval is E to C?

A **minor interval** has one less semitone than a major interval. For example: since C to E is a major third (4 half steps), C to Eb is a minor third (3 half steps). For example: since C to E is a major third (4 semitones), C to Eb is a minor third (3 semitones).

## What interval is E to B?

Second step: interval quality

distance in semi-tones | Name | Example |
---|---|---|

1 | minor 2nd | E-F |

2 | major 2nd | B-C# |

3 | augmented 2nd | Ab-B |

2 | diminished 3rd |
E-Gb |

## What is a harmonic interval?

Definition of harmonic interval

: **the pitch relation between simultaneous musical tones**.

## What are musical intervals?

interval, in music, **the inclusive distance between one tone and another, whether sounded successively (melodic interval) or simultaneously (harmonic interval)**.

## What interval is a to F?

sixth

The interval between A and F is **a sixth**. Note that, at this stage, key signature, clef, and accidentals do not matter at all. The simple intervals are one octave or smaller. If you like you can listen to each interval as written in Figure 4.34: prime, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, octave.

## What interval is F to G?

It’s in that key signature. So, G>F♯ is called a **major 7th**. Making that gap smaller by a semitone means that interval now gets called minor 7th.

## What interval is G to D?

(or scale steps) between the notes: D and G. This means that the interval between these two notes is that of **a 4th**.

## What interval is F to E?

Therefore, this interval is a **major seventh**. Now for your second question, F to E-flat: If we play an F major scale, we’ll discover that E-flat is not in the scale. Instead, E natural is scale degree 7.

## What interval is E to a?

4th intervals above note E

Short | Medium | Intervals ‘above’ statement |
---|---|---|

d4 | dim4 | The E to Ab interval is diminished 4th |

P4 | perf4 | The E to A interval is perfect 4th |

A4 | aug4 | The E to A# interval is augmented 4th |