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Exploring Intervals

  • Looking at Intervals and Steps Building Melody
  • Exploration of Major and Perfect Intervals
  • Analyzing and Transposing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Analyzing and Transposing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Exploring Intervals

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • The Major 2nd 0:28
    • A Major 2nd is 2 Half Steps
    • The Tricky One
  • Major 3rd/Minor Third 1:18
    • A Major Third is 5 Half Steps
    • A Minor Third is 4 Half Steps
  • Perfect 4th/Perfect 5th 2:28
    • Writing Perfect 5ths
    • Writing Perfect 4ths
  • Major 6th 4:04
    • Writing Major 6ths
    • Inversion of a 3rd
  • Major 7th/Perfect Octave 4:50
    • A 7th Pulls You to a Perfect Octave
    • Listen to a 7th
  • Melody in Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 5:30
    • Writing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Looking at the Intervals
  • Melody in Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-cont- 7:02
    • Looking at the Intervals
    • Minor Thirds
    • Perfect Fifth
    • Example I: Write Melody Using M2nd and M3rd
  • Example II: Write a Melody Using P4th/M3rd 10:08
  • Example III: Write a Melody Using P5th/M6th 11:49
  • Example IV: Write a Melody Using P8th/M7th/M6th 13:08
  • Example V: Transposing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to C 14:44
  • Example VI: Analyzing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 16:29
  • Example VII: Transposing Twinkle Twinkle to F 17:57