Minor 3rd Interval 
Minor 3rd Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
Video Lecture 5 of 16
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon discusses the Minor 3rd Interval. Moving one musical note up three frets on the neck of the guitar will produce a minor third interval.



Video Transcript: PETE PIDGEON: "Here we're going to discuss a minor third interval, where we take the major scale and we go from the first note up a whole step, up another whole step to the third note of a major scale. Now, a minor third refers to taking this third note and lowering it by a half step, the same way we lowered the second down to a minor second. So, we've got the first note, the second note, the third note of a major scale. Bring it down one for a minor third. Now, anywhere on the neck, if you play one note and you go up three frets, that would be referred to as a minor third interval. Now, you can also do that between two strings. You could start on this note and go, instead of here, you could play this note five fret back, right here. So, you could also play a minor third now on two separate strings. Just remember, when you get to the B string, this will always work until you get to the B string. When you hit the B string, raise that interval shape up by one fret to make that interval the same."

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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