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Aural Skills - Intervals!

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Ascending Interval Recognition Definition: Intervals are the distance between 2 notes - such as C to G. Why recognise intervals aurally? Because they form the basic building blocks of music. If you can recognise the distance between notes you can learn to sing/play anything you hear, compose any type of music (heroic or horror) and understand how harmony works.

Interval Name

Tune

Example

Happy Birthday

C-C

Minor 2nd

Jaws

C - C#

Major 2nd

Frere Jacque Start of Major Scale

C-D

Minor 3rd

Greensleeves Brahms’ Lullaby

C - Eb

Major 3rd

When the Saints Kumbaya Major Triad

C-E

Advance Australia Fair Star Wars Amazing Grace

C-F

The Simpsons (cloud opening) Maria (West Side Story)

C - F#

The Last Post Twinkle Twinkle

C-G

Minor 6th

Padme’s Theme (Star Wars) You’ll be in My Heart (Disney’s Tarzan)

C - Ab

Major 6th

My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean Princess Leia’s Theme

C - Ab

Minor 7th

Somewhere (West Side Story) Star Trek Theme Guitar Solo Sweet Child of Mine

C - Bb

Major 7th

Bali Hi (South Pacific) Superman

C-B

Somewhere Over The Rainbow My Sharona

C - C`

Unison

Perfect 4th

Tritone

Perfect 5th

Octave

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Aural Skills - Intervals!

Name .................................. Class ...........

Descending Interval Recognition Definition: Intervals are the distance between 2 notes - such as C to G. Why recognise intervals aurally? Because they form the basic building blocks of music. If you can recognise the distance between notes you can learn to sing/play anything you hear, compose any type of music (heroic or horror) and understand how harmony works.

Interval Name

Tune

Example

Minor 2nd

Major Scale descending (do - ti) Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)

C-B

Major 2nd

Mary Had a Little Lamb Yesterday

C - Bb

Minor 3rd

Hey Jude Rain Rain Go Away

C-A

Major 3rd

Beethoven’s Fifth opening Swing Low Sweet Chariot

C - Ab

Food Glorious Food Old MacDonald

C-G

Mistake Sound in Game Shows Purple Haze

C - Gb

Bach’s Minuet in G Flintstones Swan Lake

C-F

Minor 6th

Love Story Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)

C-E

Major 6th

Music of the Night (Phantom) Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

C - Eb

Minor 7th

Watermelon Man (H.Hancock)

C-D

Perfect 4th

Tritone

Perfect 5th

Major 7th Octave

C - Db There’s No Business Like Show Business

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C-C

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Aural Skills Intervals Handout  

A list of ascending and descending intervals to use with your students in the music classroom. I do!