The distance in pitch between two tones
An interval refers to the distance or pitch difference between two musical notes. Intervals can be described based on the number of semitones between the notes, representing an increase or decrease in pitch.
Intervals can be the direct distance between two consecutive notes or the distance between two notes played simultaneously. Intervals can be expressed using numbers or names, such as "major third", "perfect fifth", and so on.
Intervals play an important role in music theory and performance. They are used to describe and analyze harmonic structures, chord constructions, and melodic progressions in music. The choice and use of intervals can affect the emotions, colors, and overall sound effects in music.
Understanding and being familiar with different intervals' characteristics is crucial for music learners and performers. By learning the naming and features of intervals and practicing to recognize and play different intervals in performance, music learners can enhance their auditory skills and performance abilities.