#1
I'm having a little confusion with which method of learning intervals would be best. I will briefly explain the two separate approaches then you let me know which one i need to grasp onto.

1. memorize all the intervals within a major scale (1 to 2 is a whole step, 2 to 4 is a minor 3rd, 5 to 7 is a major 3rd, etc). Then figure out what those intervals look like, shape wise, on the guitar between all strings, including the G and B strings, where the interval is a major 3rd instead of a perfect 4th, like all the others.

and/or

2. Memorize the intervals relative to a root note IE. 2 frets up from the root note is a Ma2 or 5 frets up is a P4 etc.

So which approach do you think i should give a floggin ?

Thanks, Chris
Last edited by furph at Jan 11, 2009,
#2
First and second.

You need to know all separate intervals (for non diatonic chord/harmony work)

and you need to know the intervals of the major scale, because of it's importance in our (western) music.

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#3
TS - you're missing the most important thing about intervals...what they sound like. If you don't learn that then everything else is moot.
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TS - you're missing the most important thing about intervals...what they sound like. If you don't learn that then everything else is moot.


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#8
I learnt them as a combination of both methods. It's also important, as someone already said (can't be bothered to go back and check :p to learn how each interval sounds.
#10
definitly need to what they should sound like i agree! I have been doing 2 hours ear training each day for 3 months now. Thats why i was starting to look into memorizing their positions.
#11
Moot means arguing doesn't it? A moot point can be argued...well, that's what my girlfriend reckons haha.
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youre rigth, hes talking some 4chan bs lol. but yeah, learn both, the second one first. thats what I did, and it really helps.
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#13
I love plugging my own lessons in.

But yeah, for a guitar-oriented guide to identifying and learning intervals.... check my signature. The second method you mentioned is way more efficient. With the 2nd method comes the first method through practice. The lesson in my signature does an awesome job of giving examples and a description of every interval from unison to octave.
#14
Hey coffeeguy, thankyou for the the headsup! Just printed me a copy of the interval lesson. Im gonna study it carefully.