A Guide To Music Intervals: The Gaps Between The Notes
This text is meant to take the student from the basics of reading and writing pitches and rhythms through twelve–tone technique and minimalism over the course of four semesters
The difference in pitch between two notes is called the interval. You will mainly come across this as musicians in 2 ways:
1. Harmony – when two or more notes are played at the same time. The difference in pitch between them is called the interval
2. Melody – when one note is played after the other. Again, the difference in pitch between them is called the interval.
THE EASY WAY TO WORK OUT SIMPLE MUSICAL INTERVALS
People think that you have to be really good at music theory to have any hope of working out intervals – thankfully, this is not true. You can easily work out the basic musical interval between 2 notes by simply knowing your alphabet from A to G!
Have a look at this example below:
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