Perfect 5th Interval 
Perfect 5th Interval
by eHow / Pete Pidgeon
Video Lecture 10 of 16
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Date Added: August 2, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Instructor Pete Pidgeon talks about Perfect 5th Interval. Moving a musical note one fret down and two frets up on the guitar will produce a perfect fifth interval.



Video Transcript:
PETE PIDGEON: "Here we're going to discuss the perfect fifth interval. Back to the major scale here. Got the first note, second note, third note, fourth note, fifth note. Now this interval shape is very very common. It's one string down two frets up. So if we take that shape, it's going to be the same all the way down the neck until we hit that B string. Stretch it out by one fret and then it's o.k. from the B to the E string because we haven't landed on or crossed over the B string. We started on the B string and that's fine. Now when we get to fifths, now it becomes practical that we can actually find the same note five frets back on the next string down. So let's go back five frets to this note here. Notice these are the same, instead of playing the interval this way we could play the interval this way. Now we can play it the same there but now we're going to land on the B string stretch it up one fret. Now we're going to cross over the B string. Make sure your interval is up one fret."

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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