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Number and Quality

Each quality represents an exact number of half steps, depending on the numeric interval to which it is applied.  The number of half steps required for each quality of each interval are listed below:

Saying Interval Names

When referring to an interval, say the quality first then the numeric portion (notice this is backwards compared to how you calculate these items!).

Here are some examples of interval names:

Minor Second

Perfect Fourth

Diminished Sixth

Major Seventh

Augmented Third

Perfect Unison

Minor Seventh

Major Second

Augmented Octave

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