Identify the size of each harmonic interval below by writing the appropriate number on the line provided. (Note: Don’t worry about indicating interval quality for now. Clefs have been omitted from the exercises below, making it impossible to determine the quality of any interval.)
Natural Note Intervals
Memorizing the full set of intervals between two natural notes (white keys on the piano keyboard) will help you identify intervals with accidentals much more efficiently. Identify each of the melodic intervals below by writing the quality (P, M, m, A, or d) and size (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7) on the lines provided. (Note: Each line of this exercise covers a different interval size, working up through the steps of a C-major scale.)
Identify each of the following harmonic intervals. Each interval has two blank lines below it. Write the number of semitones on the upper line and the interval name (e.g., m3 or M7) on the lower line.
Writing Intervals Above
Complete each of the following harmonic intervals by adding a note above the note provided. Do not change the given note.
Writing Intervals Below
Complete each of the following harmonic intervals by adding a note below the note provided. Do not change the given note.
In the melodies below, identify the melodic interval heard between each pair of consecutive notes. Write the interval name on the appropriate line below the staff. Skip over repeated pitches and make sure to write an interval name on each blank line.
For each of the intervals shown below, first identify the size and quality by writing the interval name on the line below the staff. Then, invert the interval by re-writing the upper note and moving the lower note up an octave. Finally, identify the size and quality of the inverted interval on the line provided.
Writing in Two Voices
Using the interval sizes provided, write a second voice above or below the given notes in each of the exercises below. Mimic the rhythm of the given voice in the new voice. (Hint: For intervals larger than an octave, subtract 7 from the interval size to find the simple form of each interval.)
(Note: The rhythm in your answer should be offset from the given melody by one beat.)