Major 7th Interval 
Major 7th Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
Video Lecture 14 of 16
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon talks about Major 7th Intervals. In music theory, moving the seventh note of a major scale down two strings and up one fret on the guitar will produce a major seventh interval.



Video Transcript: PETE PIDGEON: "Here we have the major seven interval. Back to the major scale we've got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. The seventh note of the major scale you would call the major seven. The same way you called this a major second, a major third. Then we went to perfect for four and five, perfect four perfect five, major sixth major seventh. Now at this point it becomes very difficult to play those two notes two strings apart. It's quite a stretch so instead we'll be using the interval shape that's down two strings and up one fret. So that's our shape for major seven interval. You're going to bring it down one string same thing. Now we've hit the B string so we're going to raise that up by one fret. Now if we start on this note, go down two strings up one fret, we've crossed over the B string so we want to raise that up one fret to make that a major seven."

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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