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Information about the major thirteenth interval

Name

This is the major thirteenth interval.

Abbreviation

This interval is abbreviated with M13.

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Construct

How to construct the major thirteenth interval?

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

1 • Count the amount of naturals used
2 • Count the semitone steps between the two notes

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

The following example is for a minor second from C3. Outcome: A4

1 • The major thirteenth spans 13 naturals.
C3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3  ↠  B3  ↠  C4  ↠  D4  ↠  E4  ↠  F4  ↠  G4  ↠  A4
2 • The major thirteenth has 21 semitones between the notes.
C3  ↠  C3  ↠  D3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3  ↠  A3  ↠  B3  ↠  C4  ↠  C4  ↠  D4  ↠  D4  ↠  E4  ↠  F4  ↠  F4  ↠  G4  ↠  G4  ↠  A4

Cheatsheet

The major thirteenth transposed from each note

C
A
C
A
C
A
D
B
D
B
D
B
E
C
E
C
E
C
F
D
F
D
F
D
G
E
G
E
G
E
A
F
A
F
A
F
B
G
B
G
B
G

Chords

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