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# Intervals: The Building Blocks of Theory

Instructor: Robert Mussatti
Topic: Theory
Style: Any Style
Level: Beginner
• Instructor: Robert Mussatti Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Before any of you start to delve into chords, scales, or arpeggios, you must first understand the basis of what and how intervals are formed. In a nutshell, an interval is the distance between any two notes. There are only two types of intervals: harmonic and melodic. A harmonic interval is two notes that are played at the same time, and a melodic interval ...

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• Instructor: Robert Mussatti Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Hello and welcome to part 2 of this lesson on Intervals. The next 3 intervals we are going to talk about are the Minor, Diminished and Augmented intervals. These 3 intervals are made by altering the major and perfect intervals by either raising or lowering one note within the perfect and major intervals. The way we alter the perfect and major intervals ar...

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• Instructor: Robert Mussatti Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: The notes on a guitar fretboard are not easy to find because every note may have as many as 5 different places where you could play it. On a piano, it's easier to see where these notes are because they are all laid out neatly for you, but on a guitar it's harder. So in this case, I will show you different intervals on the neck on a single string to show how ...

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• Instructor: Robert Mussatti Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: In this lesson, we will be going over how to determine the quality of any interval if you should ever encounter one that you need to figure out. Here are some steps you can follow to help determine the type of interval you are looking for: Step #1- Go to the major scale of the lowest note in any interval Step #2- Determine the interval number by counting ...

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• Instructor: Robert Mussatti Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Many times, intervals are used as chord fillers in between chords and lead lines and the most common of these are 3rds and 6ths(which are just inverted 3rds). Here are a few 3rd and 6th shapes that are on the neck that you can use: The cool thing is that even though the Major 3rd sounds like a major chord, and the minor 3rd sounds like a minor chord, the ...

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