#1
Hey guys some real nooby questions and i dont mind if u call me a noob lol
what is a fifth, major second and interval?
#2
interval is the distance between two notes

fifth is 7 semitones (or frets if you want to call it that)

major second would be 2 semitones
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#3
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#4
Yeah, sacamano is right. Furthermore, incase you didnt know, major 2nds and 5ths apply to how far apart in scale degrees certain pitches are.
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Yeah, sacamano is right. Furthermore, incase you didnt know, major 2nds and 5ths apply to how far apart in scale degrees certain pitches are.


Major second and perfect fifth don't refer to scale degrees.
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#6
Use the scale, the perfect 5th above a C would be the 5th note in C Major, so G. If the interval is called perfect or major then it's that note in the major scale of the root note of the interval. If the interval's called minor then it's that note in the same scale minus a semitone. There's also diminished 5th which is just perfect fifth minus a semitone.

EDIT: Oh right, I forgot about augmented. D'oh!!!
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#7
a fifth and a major second are intervals. an interval is the like the distance from your root(first note you play) to the next note you play. i'll try to explain them.
pluck the open e string. thats your root. now from there staying on the e string it goes.

first fret - minor second
second fret - major second
third fret - minor third
fourth fret - major third
fifth fret - fourth
sixth fret - augmented fourth (also known as diminished fifth or tritone)
seventh fret - fifth.
(theres more but you probably dont need to know them right now)

if you know how to play a power chord, listen and you'll see that they use fifths. say an E power chord for instance:
E string - open
A string - second fret
the second fret on the A sring is a perfect fifth from your root (open E) because it is the same note as the seventh fret on the E string and seven frets up from your root is your fifth.

hope that helped
#8
Yeh lil bit the major third and fourth stuff i understand im not too sure on Intervals though
is it like the note between D and E? so it would be D#?
#10
Ah ok thats much clearer now thanks!
and was i rite about the D to D# thing?
#11
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Yeh lil bit the major third and fourth stuff i understand im not too sure on Intervals though
is it like the note between D and E? so it would be D#?

Nope - the interval is the distance between the notes, it isn't a note itself.
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#14
whole tone basically 2 note/fret from the note you are playing

E---1-3

semi tone(halftone) basically 1 note/fret from the note you are playing

E---1-2

to make the major scale you would use the formula

whole tone,whole tone, halftone, wholetone, whole tone, whole tone, half tone

try to make the Cmaj scale with this formula

the Cmaj scale isin bold)

C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C

WWHWWWH

or

C Db D Eb E F Gb G AB A Bb B C
WWHWWWH

so the Cmaj scale is

C D E F G A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

herer are the intervals

C- Perfect prime (perfectroot) or diminished second
C#/Db- Augmented prime(augmented root) or minor second
D- major second or diminished 3rd
D#/Eb- augmented second or minor third
E- major third or diminished forth
F- perfect forth or augmented third
F#/Gb- augmented fourth or diminished fifth
G perfect fifth or diminished sixth
G#/Ab- augmented fifth or minor sixth
A- major sixth or diminished seventh
A#/Bb- augmented sixth or minor seventh
B- major seventh or diminished octave
C- perfect octave or diminished ninth
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