Major 2nd Interval 
Major 2nd Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon discusses the Major 2nd Interval. Moving one musical note up two frets on the neck of the guitar will produce a major second interval.



Video Transcript: PETE PIDGEON: "Now, we just discussed a minor second interval. This would be a major second interval. Now, going back to the major scale, as we just took a look at, the major scale is whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step. So, if we start from G again and you go up a whole step, and another whole step, we're going to stop there for a minute and just look at the distance from the first note in a major scale to the second note in a major scale and that's where we get the definition for a second, going from the first note to the second note in a major scale. Before, we lowered that by a half step to make this a minor second. Now, you can do that anywhere on the neck. The concept comes from the major scale, but you don't necessarily have to think of it as always being a major scale. Anywhere on the neck, one note up two frets, is going to be a major second interval. One note up a half step is going to be a minor second interval."

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Course Description


In this course, Guitar Instructor Pete Pidgeon gives 16 video lessons on Guitar Music Theory. We will explain the intricacies involved with guitar intervals within music theory. Pidgeon will begin by explaining what music intervals are and their relation to the neck of the guitar. He'll then begin explaining how to find and create various intervals using the neck of the guitar. Pidgeon will explain the minor second and major second intervals, the difference between perfect and diminished notes, as well as what octaves are and how to locate them. These intervals are great for understanding notation and building upon the foundation of guitar music theory. Watch these videos and begin learning music theory for guitar today.

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