Flashcards in Intervals Deck (19)
Alterations of Perfect Intervals
Perfect intervals may be augmented or diminished, but may never become major or minor.
Alterations of Major Intervals
May be augmented but can never become Perfect.
Alterations to minor Intervals
May be diminished but can never become Perfect.
Thirds and Sixths
Seconds and Sevenths
Fourths and Fifths.
Depending on context.
Principals of Interval Inversion
The size of an interval and its inversion always total 9.
Major becomes minor (vice versa)
Augmented becomes diminished (vice versa)
Perfect remains Perfect
The distance between two notes.
Can be horizontal (melodic) or vertical (harmonic)
Define the term Interval
The distance between two pitches. Either melodic (horizontal) or harmonic (vertical).
What are two general types of intervals?
Melodic and Harmonic
What are enharmonic intervals?
Intervals which have the same sound but are spelled differently.
Ex.- M3 and dim4, m6 and Aug5
Which types of intervals can be augmented?
Major and Perfect
Which intervals can be diminished?
Minor and Perfect
The size of an interval and its inversion always total what number?
What does the quality of a Major interval become when it is inverted?
What does the quality of a minor interval become when it is inverted?
What does the quality of an augmented interval become when it is inverted?
What does the quality of a diminished interval become when it is inverted?