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Barb Wimmer
Am getting down intervals and enjoying Beth video on intervals. I get the counting d and e 2nd interval and  a b c third interval and a b c d e perfect fifth probably and octave obviously a-a. I even passed the test but I am literally guessing on major and minor. I don't get that.  I think I have perfect fifth and perfect fourth down-just notes a b c d or open a1 a2 a3 natural and d e f g a natural open d d1 d2 d3 open a.   When there are sharps and flats or sometimes just naturals I sometimes get wrong whether it is major or minor 
Barb Wimmer
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Posted: July 12, 2017
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Barb Wimmer
Posted: July 12, 2017
Thanks Bill and Elke. I know the I think they are called major keys. Fine  Cool good dogs always everything and beadgc is how I remember it and fractions like d major is 2/5 which is two sharps for d major scale with sharps and d flat scale has five flats. And then there are more scales with more keys but ok maybe will count half steps. Will study

Bill Barber
Posted: July 12, 2017
Easiest way to get a grasp on  this is to think in the key of the lowest note.  First get rock solid in your key signatures.   Then...
For the third E to the G natural in the key of E?  No, the interval is minor.
For the sixth D to B. Is the B natural in the key of D?  Yes, the interval is major.
For the fourth C to F#.   Is the F sharp in the key of C? No, the interval is augmented.
For the fifth C to Gb.  Is the G flat in the key of C? No, the interval is diminished.
Note whether the upper note is raised or lowered.
Remember that intervals 2 3 6 and 7 are Major / Minor and 4 5 are perfect, augmented  or diminished.  2 3 6 and 7 can also be spelled as augmented but likely only seen in jazz works.  Note that an aug2 sounds as a m3, aug3 sounds as a p4, aug6 sounds as a m7.  These spellings would only be used if a certain chord progressions were being defined.    

Diane in SOCAL
Posted: July 12, 2017
Wow…I forgot all about this file. Thanks.
Thank you Elke.  I had forgotten all about this file…I just printed it  out and will be studying it.  Great PDF file.  
Stay tuned.  Diane in SoCal

Elke Meier
Posted: July 12, 2017
Barb, you can download the PDF file that I made after the Kinesthetic Intonation class. That allows you to look up intervals if you are not sure.