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Old 12-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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interval question (natural minor scale)

What interval is f# in the key of dminor (d to f#)? Im thinkin it's a diminished 4th
I was improvising over a backing track which said it was in the key of d, was just noodling with d minor pentatonic and natural minor scale when I hit the note from d to f# and it sounded sweet, just interested what interval/note it is
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Major 3rd

Diminished 4th would be Gb
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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So does it have to be counted as if it was the major scale, if I count up the scale degrees in the dminor scale it goes d, e, f, g
Im still new to understanding intervals btw
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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I don't think of it as "scale". it's just an interval. D up to G is 4 letters, so it's some kinda 4th. D up to F is 3 letters, so it's some kinda 3rd.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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The key is D minor. You hit an F#, which is an accidental. Nothing wrong with that. No need to think of it as being major cause you won't be playing major, you're playing in the key of D minor. Accidentals are the spice of life or something like that.
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