The Music Theory Advantage TM
Rapid Skill Development with the Cycle of Thirds

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Interval Chart: Answers for Intervals Below a Note

 Use this chart to check answers when drilling on finding intervals below a given note. All answers reflect the naming convention of keeping the letter name appropriate for the number part of the interval name. For example, a Major 3rd below B is Gb not F# because B is 1st,  A is 2nd (below) and G is 3rd (below). 

 m=minor, M=Major, P=Perfect 

To Practice: The best way to practice is to randomly pick an interval such as a Major 3rd, Perfect 5th or minor 7th. Then randomly pick a root note and name a series of descending intervals as quickly as you can. If you picked a Perfect 5th below A#, then name a series of Perfect 5ths below A# starting with D#. Then below D# is G#. Below G# is C# then F#, B, E, A, etc. Some intervals will quickly come back to the same note after four or five steps. If you hit double sharps or flats, you can use the enharmonic spelling (for example G instead of Abb) so you can continue the reciting the series. For each practice session, recite a series of ascending intervals using one random starting note. Do this once for each interval type using a different starting note. When you become fast at this you will have mastered counting with intervals.

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