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Information about the minor sixth interval

Name

This is the minor sixth interval.

Abbreviation

This interval is abbreviated with m6.

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Construct

How to construct the minor sixth 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: A3

1 • The minor sixth spans 6 naturals.
C3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3
2 • The minor sixth has 8 semitones between the notes.
C3  ↠  D3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3

Cheatsheet

The minor sixth 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

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