Asked • 06/19/19

How does one measure the interval between two pitches?

What is the procedure for measuring the interval between two pitches? How do I know if something is a fifth, sixth, or something else? Why, for instance, is C to D a second even though we only go up one note? And how do I know if it the interval major, minor, or something else? Lastly, I've heard people say that I shouldn't measure intervals by just counting half steps. Why is this a bad idea?

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Nicholas C. answered • 06/28/19

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