Guide to universal interval names

THURSDAY, August 5, 2021 – 10:06 AM

  • Unison – “zero distance”
  • 1/2 Tone – nothing is skipped
  • Tone – skip one key
  • Fat (tone) – one and 1/2 tones: It’s wider than a tone, thus “fat”. Skip two keys
  • Bitone – two tones: Skip three keys
  • 4th – Two and 1/2 tones. Skip four keys
  • Tritone – Three tones. Two fats
  • 5th – One half tone bigger than a tritone, hand-sized.
  • 4-tone – fits Xaug
  • Triple fat flip – fits Xdim
  • Two short or 5 tones- shrink an octave by two keys: fits X7
  • One short: shrink an octave by two keys: fits Xmaj7
  • Octave – two notes with the same name that is not a unison

 

Leave a Reply