Information about the major second interval

Name

This interval is called: Major second

Abbreviation

You can use the somewhat shorter name "M2" to indicate a Major second.

Construct

How to build a major second interval?

To construct an interval correctly you must always use two steps.

  1. Count the amount of naturals used
  2. Count the steps between de two notes

At first, and with easy intervals, this may seem unnecessary, but when advancing to more dificult intervals and musical keys they will become more mandatory.

The following example is for a major second from C3. Outcome: D3

1.
A Major second uses 2 naturals.
Example: C3 D3
2.
A Major second has 2 semitones between the notes.
Example: C3 C#3 D3

Cheatsheet

Tranposed for each note

You can use the following cheatsheet to check the Major second for each root note.
Cb3 ↠ Db3
C3 ↠ D3
C3 ↠ D3
C3 ↠ D3
C#3 ↠ D#3
C3 ↠ D3
Db3 ↠ Eb3
D3 ↠ E3
D3 ↠ E3
D3 ↠ E3
D#3 ↠ E#3
D3 ↠ E3
Eb3 ↠ F3
E3 ↠ F3
E3 ↠ F#3
E3 ↠ F3
E#3 ↠ F##3
E3 ↠ F3
Fb3 ↠ Gb3
F3 ↠ G3
F3 ↠ G3
F3 ↠ G3
F#3 ↠ G#3
F3 ↠ G3
Gb3 ↠ Ab3
G3 ↠ A3
G3 ↠ A3
G3 ↠ A3
G#3 ↠ A#3
G3 ↠ A3
Ab3 ↠ Bb3
A3 ↠ B3
A3 ↠ B3
A3 ↠ B3
A#3 ↠ B#3
A3 ↠ B3
Bb3 ↠ C4
B3 ↠ C4
B3 ↠ C#4
B3 ↠ C4
B#3 ↠ C##4
B3 ↠ C4