Minor 7th Interval 
Minor 7th Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
Video Lecture 13 of 16
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon talks about Minor 7th Intervals. In music theory, lowering the seventh note of a major scale by a half step on the guitar will produce a minor seventh interval.



Video Transcript: PETE PIDGEON: "Here we'll talk about a minor seventh interval. So let's go back to the guitar here. We'll go to the one, two, three, four, five, six, seventh note of the major scale and lower it by one fret a half step to make it minor a minor seventh. The same way we took the third of a major scale and lowered it by one fret to make that a minor third. We'll take the seven lower it one fret to make it a minor seven. Now I've never heard of it being called a sharp six or an augmented six. The flat seven or the minor seven, it's also called, kind of trumps it so avoid calling that a sharp six or an augmented six. Always refer to that as a minor seven or flat seven. Now that interval here is from the first note to the flat seven. It's very impractical at this point to be playing that in such a wide shape just on two strings. So we'll play that skipping one string on the same fret move it down the neck as if this was our first note. Now we've hit the B string so raise it up, from here, we've crossed over the B string to raise it up."

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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