Re: Beginners-interval-database?





From: "Dick Kruithof" <dima@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Organization: Multikabel
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.beginner
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:39:07 +0200
Subject: Beginners-interval-database?

Hi fellow-beginners,


The next things I want to get some grip on is intervals as I understand they
constitute the fabric of music.

So I need a referencepoint in the real world, so to speak, in order to get
familiar with these intervals and that can be done by coupling intervals to
songs whos first two notes actually make up that very interval.
I seems very useful to me and maybe to some of you to have a sort of
interval database at our disposal.

So I suggest we start a interval-database using whenever possible songs that
are wellknown wordwide so they can be useful to a lot of people.
Here is a beginning, who can add?

0° - unison:

1° - m2:

2° - M2:
-Tennessee Waltz
- theme Eastenders

3° - m3:

4° - M3:
-Oh When The Saints
- Er is een Kindeke (christmas hymn in dutch that would translate into: a
little child is born)

5° - P4:
-Here comes the bride
-Maria

6° - tritone:

7° - P5:
-Twinkle twinkle little star
-Last Post

8° - m6:

9° - M6:
-My Bonnie lies over the ocean
-My way

10° - m7 :

11° - M7:
-Cast your fate to the wind (don't know that song myself)

12° - octave:
-Somewhere over the rainbow


Hope some of you will contribute and hope some of you will find it useful.

Dick




Hi Dick;

Below are a few lists culled from various newsgroups -- there's a lot more
too, it's a very common request and learning technique in _any_ music
related group or environment. Notice that people are distinguishing between
(and cataloging) intervals up _and_ down.

Roger

==================================

Minor 2nd (half step)               Theme from "The Pink Panther"
Major 2nd (whole step)              "Happy Birthday" (2nd & 3rd notes)
Minor 3rd                           "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath
Major 3rd                           "Do-Re-Me" from "The Sound of Music"
(4th & 5th notes "a female deer")

4th                               "Here Comes the Bride"
Tritone                             "Maria" from "West Side Story"
5th                                 "Feelings"
Minor 6th                            Theme from "Love Story"
Major 6th                            NBC Network Theme
Minor 7th        Theme from (the original) "Star Trek"

P8 Octave                          "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"


==============================================
'ascending' vs 'descending' versions....

Min Third down == Hey Jude
Fourth up -- Australian National Anthem (That should throw a few
people!)
          --  O Christmas Tree
          --  Old lang Syne (Spelling?)
          --  Star Wars fanfare theme
Second Up  -- People
Minor 7th up - There's a Place for US

=============================================


Fourth up -- Australian National Anthem (That should throw a few people!)  
 --  O Christmas Tree
--  Old lang Syne (Spelling?)

Minor 7th up - There's a Place for US (That's the first line of "Somewhere"
from West Side Story)

=================================================================

Still looking for great mnemonics using the first two notes of songs
with unforgettable cultural icon status....  

C'mon you perfect pitchmeisters out there:  cough 'em up.

_Interval Up_                                _Mnemonic_
(First Two Notes, unless Otherwise Specified)

Minor 2nd (half step)                   Theme from "The Pink Panther"

Major 2nd (whole step)                  "Happy Birthday" (2nd & 3rd notes)

Minor 3rd                               "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath

Major 3rd                               "Do-Re-Me" from "The Sound of Music"
(4th & 5th notes; "a female deer")

Major triad (1-3-5)                     "Life Goes On" by Lennon & McCartney
                                        ("oh blah dee, oh blah dah...")

4th                                     "Here Comes the Bride";
                                        "O Christmas Tree";
                                        "Auld Lang Syne";

Tritone                                 "Maria" from "West Side Story"

5th                                     "Star Wars" Fanfare

Minor 6th                                      

Major 6th                               NBC Network Theme;
                                      "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"

Minor 7th                              "Star Trek" Theme
                                      "Somewhere" from "West Side Story"
Major 7th                 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (1st & 3rd notes)

Octave "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"



Interval Down                           Mnemonic
-----------------                               ------------
Minor 2nd (half step)                  

Major 2nd (whole step)                  "Yesterday," by Lennon & McCartney

Minor 3rd                                      

Major 3rd                                      

Major triad (1-3-5)                            

4th                               "Cupid"; "Born Free"  

Tritone                                        

5th                                    "One Less Bell to Answer" 

Minor 6th                               Theme from "Love Story"

Major 6th                                      

Minor 7th                                      

Major 7th                                      

====================================

Minor 2nd = Jaws (bowed bass line)_Pink Panther_ theme, Fur Elise
(Beethoven)

Major 2nd = Happy Birthday, Do Re Me (_The Sound of Music), Chopsticks

Minor 3rd = Greensleeves, This Old Man

Major 3rd = Kumbaya, doorbell ("ding dong")

Perfect 4th = Auld Lang Syne, Home on the Range, Here Comes the Bride

Augmented 4th/Diminished 5th = Maria (_West Side Story_)

Perfect 5th = Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Minor 6th = _Love Story_ theme

Major 6th = My Bonnie, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Minor 7th = Somewhere (_West Side Story_)

Major 7th = ? (but sounds dissonant)

Octave = Somewhere Over the Rainbow (_The Wizard of Oz_)

.



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