#1
Hey guys iv been stuck now on intervals for along time

Im basing this around the a minor scale !!

I know a perfect firth is a power chord so it would be

-----7---------
-----5---------

And i know that is the route and the 5th note of the major scale making it a perfect fith

Im just stuck on the Major and Minor at the moment

Would a minor third be

------4------
------5------

If so what would the major third be?
#2

Would a minor third be

A------4------
E------5------

If so what would the major third be?

That's a major third.

This is a minor third:
A |----3----|
E |----5----|
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#3
Quote by Thormier
Would a minor third be

A------4------
E------5------


If so what would the major third be?
No that's a major third

A minor third is
A---3----
E---5---


EDIT: 7even beat me to it
.
Last edited by Nietsche at Jul 17, 2009,
#4
Because I'm cool like that.
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#6
Quote by Thormier
So how would i make those two chords diminished or augumented?
A diminished chord is two minor thirds so it would be
D---1---
A---3---
E---5---

And an augmented chord is two major thirds so it would look like
D---3---
A---4---
E---5---
.
#7
Those are just diads. Augmented and diminshed chords need the fifth degree.

Diminished triad:
D |-----1------|
A |-----3------| 
E |-----5------| 


Augmented triad:
D |-----3------|
A |-----4------| 
E |-----5------| 


Edit: Goddamn I'm slow.
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#9
Touché.
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#10
So lets say im on my minor third

------3------
------5-----

Then i go to

D---1---
A---3---
E---5---

What exactly makes that diminished from minor third?


Also any links with diagrams would be much appreciated

Thanks for your time!
#11
A minor triad:
1 b3 5

A diminished triad:
1 b3 b5
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#12
Quote by Thormier
So lets say im on my minor third

------3------
------5-----

Then i go to

D---1---
A---3---
E---5---

What exactly makes that diminished from minor third?


Also any links with diagrams would be much appreciated

Thanks for your time!
A diminished triad is composed of two minor thirds one on top of the other. There is a gap of a minor third from the A on the 5th fret E string to the C on the 3rd fret A string and another one from C to the Eb on the 1st fret D string. A minor third by itself is just a diad
.
#13
A diminished chord is two minor thirds so it would be

D---1---
A---3---
E---5---



I just dont understand where the note on the D string came from because i was only using to E and the A at first


So is it , To make a major 3rd a minor flatten the 3rd and to make the minor3rd a diminished chored flatten it twice?
#14
Quote by Nietsche
A diminished chord is two minor thirds so it would be

D---1---
A---3---
E---5---



I just dont understand where the note on the D string came from because i was only using to E and the A at first


So is it , To make a major 3rd a minor flatten the 3rd and to make the minor3rd a diminished chored flatten it twice?

That's because a triad consist of three notes. What you were reffering to in your first post is called a diad because it consists of two notes, a tonic and a third.
Quote by thsrayas
Why did women get multiple orgasms instead of men? I want a river of semen flowing out of my room to mark my territory.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
- John Coltrane
#15
Are diminished always triads ?

Like could you have say insted of Perfect 5th

a Diminished 5th like

------6--------
------5--------
#16
For completeness, if you want augmented and diminished intervals (diads)...

This is a augmented third:
------5------
------5------


This is a diminished third:
A |----2----|
E |----5----|


Edit:
A minor interval is a semitone less than a Major interval
A diminished interval is a semitone less than a minor interval, OR a semitone less than a perfect interval
An augmented interval is a semitone MORE than a Major interval, OR a semitone more than a perfect interval

So yes, you can get a diminished 5th
Last edited by zhilla at Jul 17, 2009,
#18
Quote by Thormier
Would a 4th be the same as agumented 3rd then?
Yes
.
#19
Quote by Thormier
Would a 4th be the same as agumented 3rd then?
It would look the same on the neck, but it would be notated differently. Its basically the same thing but you pick the name depending on the context.
#20
Yeah here's a little table you might find useful...

(Invalid img)
Each time you cross a line you are moving one semitone.

So if you have a perfect interval and raise it one semitone it becomes augmented. If you have a perfect interval and lower it one semitone it becomes diminished.

If you raise a major interval one semitone it becomes augmented. If you lower a minor interval one semitone it becomes diminished.
Si