Hey everyone. I'm trying to learn to construct scales, and I'm having trouble with interval names. I'm trying to construct a Minor Pentatonic scale, and I'm curious how the intervals go.

I know that intervals go like such...

Minor 1st: one half step
Major 1st: two half steps (one whole step)
Minor 2nd: three half steps
Major 2nd: four half steps (two whole steps)
Minor 3rd: five half steps
Major 3rd: six half steps (three whole steps)
... But I get lost after that. It's like, Perfect 4th and Augmented 5th or something and I'm totally lost.

Also, what are the correct intervals for Minor Pentatonic? I have A Minor Pentatonic down as such...
A C D E G A
(Root, three half steps, five half steps, seven half steps, ten half steps, eleven half steps [counting from the root, not from each step. If I were counting from each step it would be Root, three half steps, two half steps, two half steps, three half steps, one half step])

Thanks,
Skittles

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Last edited by SkittlesR at Sep 20, 2011,
A quick response:

1 half step Minor 2nd
2 (Major) 2nd
3 Minor 3rd
4 Major 3rd
5 (perfect) Fourth
6 Augmented Fourth/Flat Five
7 (perfect) Fifth
8 Augmented Fifth/Flat Six
9 Sixth
10 Minor Seventh
11 Major Seventh
12 Octave

The pentatonic minor scale would be:
Root, Minor Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh.

Kind Regards,

Ivan
Awesome response, Ivan. Another quick question: Is Aug. 4th/Flat 5 like #4/b5?

Ok, so...

A Minor Pentatonic
A--C--D--E--G--A
R--m3-P4-P5-m7-O (Octave)

And the formula for Minor Pentatonic is ..
Root, Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Minor 7th, Octave...

I think I'm understanding it now! AWESOME!

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Last edited by SkittlesR at Sep 20, 2011,
Quote by SkittlesR
Awesome response, Ivan. Another quick question: Is Aug. 4th/Flat 5 like #4/b5?

Ok, so...

A Minor Pentatonic
A--C--D--E--G--A
R--m3-P4-P5-m7-O (Octave)

And the formula for Minor Pentatonic is ..
Root, Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Minor 7th, Octave...

I think I'm understanding it now! AWESOME!

you pretty much got it so far. An Aug4th is a #4, and a diminished fifth is a flat fifth.
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Cool. I have a list of modes and I put them in intervals to try and see if I could get it.
EX: Ionian (Major): Root, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, 6th, Major 7th.

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How did you go from seeming to have no idea to totally understanding that fast

But nonetheless That's totally right.
I don't know what music theory is.

Well... This morning, I had no clue what the **** an interval was. But, I knew that they went with scales and scales went with modes. So, I went here and printed out the lesson, then found a fretboard with the notes on it. And in school today, I asked the above question (original post) and went from there.

Postscript: Also, if I have my mind set on learning one thing, I WILL learn it that day. Sometimes that HOUR.

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Last edited by SkittlesR at Sep 20, 2011,
Hey Russell, if you're going where it looks like you are going as discussed, I'd suggest that you rest assured, you'll be MORE than covered

I hate to think that you'll go through all that work only to learn that you didn't need it at all, it's the equivalent of running with bricks for shoes, honestly!

Best,

Sean
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