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Harmonic Musical Intervals

Harmonic Musical Intervals

            In music, there are 12 semi-tonal notes to make up a complete octave. Semi-tonal means that the notes are consistent in their tuning and perfect in pitch with each other, instead of micro-tonal intervals, which are much closer and smaller than the 12-note scale.

With each change in interval, the harmony of the 2 notes produces a new mood or mode, that can be very powerful in captivating one’s mood.

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Above is a display of each interval over 1 octave.

 

Perfect Unison interval includes 2 notes that are 0 semitones apart, producing a perfect harmony.

Minor Second interval includes 2 notes that are 1 semitone apart, producing a slightly dissonant and dramatic harmony.

Major Second interval includes 2 notes that are 2 semitones apart, producing a cheery and uplifting harmony.

Minor Third interval includes 2 notes that are 3 semitones apart, producing a curious and appeasing harmony.

Major Third interval includes 2 notes that are 4 semitones apart, producing a bright and welcoming harmony. This interval is found in most doorbells.

Perfect Fourth interval includes 2 notes that are 5 semitones apart, and is an ideal harmony, perfect and radiant.

Augmented Fourth interval includes 2 notes that are 6 semitones apart, producing a phenomenal and mysterious harmony.

Perfect Fifth interval includes 2 notes that are 7 semitones apart, and is an ideal harmony, rich and awe-inspiring.

Minor Sixth interval includes 2 notes that are 8 semitones apart, producing an astral and adventurous harmony.

Major Sixth interval includes 2 notes that are 9 semitones apart, producing an inspiriting and wholesome harmony.

Minor Seventh interval includes 2 notes that are 10 semitones apart, producing a dynamic and dazed harmony.

Major Seventh interval includes 2 notes that are 11 semitones apart, producing a dissonant and odd harmony.

Perfect Octave interval includes 2 notes that are 12 semitones, or 1 octave, apart. This is an ideal harmony, perfect in its wholesome completion of multi-octave tonality, reaching from the below the root to above the crown.

 

Major intervals tend to be inspiriting, cheery and uplifting.

Minor intervals tend to be dramatic, weighted, and spectral.

Perfect intervals tend to be wholesome, rich, and indeed perfect.

 

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