Major 3rd Interval 
Major 3rd Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
Video Lecture 6 of 16
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon discusses Major 3rd Interval. The major third interval is a great interval to understand when learning music theory on the guitar.



Video Transcript: PETE PIDGEON: "Here, we're going to talk about a major third interval. Back to the major scale, you've got the first note of the major scale, up a whole step to the second note, up a whole step to the third note of a major scale. So you've got one, two, three. Now, again, we can put this note five frets back, the same way that you would think about the fifth fret on the previous string being the same as the next open string. The sixth fret would be the same as the first, seventh fret the same as the second, eighth fret the same as the third and so on. So, instead of playing this note right here, you could bring it back five frets and play it on the second fret of the next string. That would allow you to play a major third interval really close on the neck and get that kind of sound. Now, that shape will work all the way up the neck until you get to the B string when, since we're hitting the B string with the second note, we've got to raise it up one fret to make that interval to major third."

Course Index

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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