Interval exercises

If I asked you to measure the distance between two objects, you could reply with a variety of valid responses-

  • Feet and inches
  • Meters
  • Paces
  • Cubits
  • Smoots (Anyone from MIT?)

Well, the same can go for the aural distance between two notes-

  • A number of pitches
  • Several notches
  • Steps and skips

These musical units of measurement are called intervals. An interval as a unit of aural distance between two notes, basically. A crucial skill in ear training is to recognize interval distances, which is the aim of this section. Yes, you’ll have to practice. I’ve set up goals for you. Don’t worry, I care.

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