4.1 – Basic intervals


  • harmonic and melodic intervals
  • basic intervals – size vs. quality
  • identifying all simple intervals on the staff
  • compound intervals
  • reducing compound intervals to simple




Because of the importance of identifying intervals, there are six guided practice videos for this section. If you feel comfortable identifying interval sizes at sight, you can skip to guided practice 6: application.

Guided practice 1: identifying 3rds and 4ths


Guided practice 2: identifying 4ths and 5ths


Guided practice 3: identifying 5ths and 6ths


Guided practice 4: identifying 6ths and 7ths


Guided practice 5: identifying 7ths and 8ths


Guided practice 6: application


Written assignments