Information about the minor seventh interval

Name

This interval is called: Minor seventh

Abbreviation

You can use the somewhat shorter name "m7" to indicate a Minor seventh.

Construct

How to build a minor seventh 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 seventh from C3. Outcome: Bb3

1.
A Minor seventh uses 7 naturals.
Example: C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3
2.
A Minor seventh has 10 semitones between the notes.
Example: C3 Db3 D3 Eb3 E3 F3 Gb3 G3 Ab3 A3 Bb3

Cheatsheet

Tranposed for each note

You can use the following cheatsheet to check the Minor seventh for each root note.
Cb3 ↠ Bbb3
C3 ↠ B3
C3 ↠ Bb3
C3 ↠ B3
C#3 ↠ B3
C3 ↠ B3
Db3 ↠ Cb4
D3 ↠ C4
D3 ↠ C4
D3 ↠ C4
D#3 ↠ C#4
D3 ↠ C4
Eb3 ↠ Db4
E3 ↠ D4
E3 ↠ D4
E3 ↠ D4
E#3 ↠ D#4
E3 ↠ D4
Fb3 ↠ Ebb4
F3 ↠ E4
F3 ↠ Eb4
F3 ↠ E4
F#3 ↠ E4
F3 ↠ E4
Gb3 ↠ Fb4
G3 ↠ F4
G3 ↠ F4
G3 ↠ F4
G#3 ↠ F#4
G3 ↠ F4
Ab3 ↠ Gb4
A3 ↠ G4
A3 ↠ G4
A3 ↠ G4
A#3 ↠ G#4
A3 ↠ G4
Bb3 ↠ Ab4
B3 ↠ A4
B3 ↠ A4
B3 ↠ A4
B#3 ↠ A#4
B3 ↠ A4