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1

Alterations of Perfect Intervals

Perfect intervals may be augmented or diminished, but may never become major or minor.

2

Alterations of Major Intervals

May be augmented but can never become Perfect.

3

Alterations to minor Intervals

May be diminished but can never become Perfect.

4

Consonant Intervals

Thirds and Sixths

5

Dissonant Intervals

Seconds and Sevenths

6

Neutral Intervals

Fourths and Fifths.

Depending on context.

7

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

8

Interval

The distance between two notes.

Can be horizontal (melodic) or vertical (harmonic)

9

Define the term Interval

The distance between two pitches. Either melodic (horizontal) or harmonic (vertical).

10

What are two general types of intervals?

Melodic and Harmonic

11

What are enharmonic intervals?

Intervals which have the same sound but are spelled differently.

Ex.- M3 and dim4, m6 and Aug5

12

Which types of intervals can be augmented?

Major and Perfect

13

Which intervals can be diminished?

Minor and Perfect

14

The size of an interval and its inversion always total what number?

9

15

What does the quality of a Major interval become when it is inverted?

Minor

16

What does the quality of a minor interval become when it is inverted?

Major

17

What does the quality of an augmented interval become when it is inverted?

Diminished

18

What does the quality of a diminished interval become when it is inverted?

Augmented

19

What intervals remain unchanged in quality when inverted?

Perfect