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Understanding Diatonic Intervals

Simple and Compound Diatoinic Intervals

PUBLISHED: 02 Jan 2005 UPDATED: 02 Oct 2021 • LESSON CODE: UL31

Topic: Intervals music Subjects: theoryintervalsintermediateadvanced

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Understanding Diatonic Intervals

An interval is the distance between two notes. An interval has a name and a type. Intervals can be played one note (melodic) or two notes (harmonic) at a time, ascending or descending.

Simple and Compound Intervals are taken from a major scale.

Chromatic Intervals are NOT taken from a major scale. They are derived from the diatonic intervals.

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Ukulele Major Scale

Here is how the Simple Diatonic intervals layout on with the open position C Major scale on ukulele.

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