Information about the minor second interval

Name

This interval is called: Minor second

Abbreviation

You can use the somewhat shorter name "m2" to indicate a Minor second.

Construct

How to build a minor 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 minor second from C3. Outcome: Db3

1.
A Minor second uses 2 naturals.
Example: C3 D3
2.
A Minor second has 1 semitones between the notes.
Example: C3 Db3

Cheatsheet

Tranposed for each note

You can use the following cheatsheet to check the Minor second for each root note.
Cb3 ↠ Dbb3
C3 ↠ D3
C3 ↠ Db3
C3 ↠ D3
C#3 ↠ D3
C3 ↠ D3
Db3 ↠ Ebb3
D3 ↠ E3
D3 ↠ Eb3
D3 ↠ E3
D#3 ↠ E3
D3 ↠ E3
Eb3 ↠ Fb3
E3 ↠ F3
E3 ↠ F3
E3 ↠ F3
E#3 ↠ F#3
E3 ↠ F3
Fb3 ↠ Gbb3
F3 ↠ G3
F3 ↠ Gb3
F3 ↠ G3
F#3 ↠ G3
F3 ↠ G3
Gb3 ↠ Abb3
G3 ↠ A3
G3 ↠ Ab3
G3 ↠ A3
G#3 ↠ A3
G3 ↠ A3
Ab3 ↠ Bbb3
A3 ↠ B3
A3 ↠ Bb3
A3 ↠ B3
A#3 ↠ B3
A3 ↠ B3
Bb3 ↠ Cb4
B3 ↠ C4
B3 ↠ C4
B3 ↠ C4
B#3 ↠ C#4
B3 ↠ C4