Bing Hodneland logo

Bestsellers

Books

List Bestselling Books

DVDs

List Bestselling DVDs

Google

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
In Association with Amazon.co.uk

All the information on this site is free. But if it is of value to you, I appreciate a tip.


Previous page:

Music Theory for Guitar - Intervals - the Seconds

Next page:
Previous page: The consonant invervals - sounds Next page: Music Theory for Guitar - Intervals - the Sevenths

Intervals - the Seconds

The seconds are the first of the dissonant intervals. As said in the lesson on thirds, the dissonant intervals sound unpleasant, uncomfortable and even aggressive. The first interval we will tackle, is the second. There are major and minor seconds.

The major second

The major second is one whole step above the root. The interval chosen as an example, is C-D.

error-file:tidyout.log

Go to my Ear Training Lesson for examples of the other major seconds in the C-major scale: D-E, F-G, G-A and A-B

The minor second

The minor second is one half step above the root. It is the most dissonant of all intervals. It sound like a siren. But as we will see later, they are very important intervals in a harmonic context. There are only two minor seconds in the major scale, and I have chosen E-F as an example.

error-file:tidyout.log

Go to my Ear Training Lesson for the the other minor second in the C-major scale: B-C.

Notice that the notes of a second interval are overlapping in standard notation. One is on the line, the other in the space.

It does not make much sense to harmonize a scale in seconds. It will be too dissonant.

Further references
I: GP 2002-04
Previous page: Previous page: The consonant invervals - soundsNext page: Music Theory for Guitar - Intervals - the Sevenths Next page:

Some Guitar specific Theory - books

Top Seller


More >>
The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles
Book of the Month 2003-10
The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics.
RefNr: 0711981671
Order From:
MusicRoom
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Other Books


More >>
Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist, Vol. 1: The Big Picture
A clear and relaxed introduction to music theory on guitar. Level: intermediate.
RefNr: SGP-004
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus
Amazon UK
Amazon US

More >>
Music Theory for Guitarists
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
RefNr: HL695790
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus
MusicRoom
Amazon UK
Amazon US

More >>
Teach Yourself Guitar Theory - Book
Pracitcal Music Theory for All Guitarists. Includes all the music theory fundamentals needed by guitar players. It also explains the different guitar types, provides a step-by-step description of how to build scales and chords and offers entertaining puzzles, riddles and quizzes to test your progress. Topics covered include rhythm, meter, rests, major and minor scales, chords, intervals and more.
RefNr: AP4431
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus
Amazon UK
Amazon US

More >>
Introduction to Harmony for Guitar with Tab
Are you thinking about going to college for guitar but are concerned about the music theory entrance exam? Are you looking to increase your understanding of intervals, chords, scales and harmony but your music reading skills prevent you from taking the next step? The "Introduction to Basic Harmony for Guitar with TAB" includes both standard notation and TAB for each of the examples and exercises, allowing the guitarist to begin a study of chord and scale construction with a minimum amount of standard notation reading skill.
RefNr: MB21052
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Go here for full list of Guitar specific Theory books

Guitar specific Theory - videos


More >>
Essential Guitar Pure Theory: Harmony & Theory Advanced DVD
Harmony and Theory is the language of music. It is what allows musicians from all over the world who may speak different languages verbally to speak the same language on their instrument. This DVD will guide you through the major scale modes, the harmonic minor scale, the melodic minor scale, modal interchange, secondary dominants, and the diminished scale. Each example is clearly demonstrated and performed with a backing track which is also included for you to play along with.
RefNr: RDR0244
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus

More >>
Guitar Theory Basics
For all guitarists who wish to add a little musical know-how to their playing.
RefNr: AP907758
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus
MusicRoom

More >>
Easy Guitar Theory
After decades of dedicated music study... 17 years of teaching music... over a dozen best selling music books and DVDs, expert musician and educator Mark John Sternal has created a guitar theory method that simplifies the foundations and structure for playing, writing and understanding music for the guitarist. Easy Guitar Theory DVD contains all you need to know about music theory on the guitar. It is presented in a progressive, easy to follow format that will be cherished by complete beginners to dedicated professionals.
RefNr: 891926002090
Order From:
SheetmusicPlus

Go here for full list of Guitar specific Theory videos

Previous page: Next page:
Previous page: The consonant invervals - sounds Next page: Music Theory for Guitar - Intervals - the Sevenths