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Information about the minor tenth interval

Name

This is the minor tenth interval.

Abbreviation

This interval is abbreviated with m10.

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Construct

How to construct the minor tenth 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: E4

1 • The minor tenth spans 10 naturals.
C3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3  ↠  B3  ↠  C4  ↠  D4  ↠  E4
2 • The minor tenth has 15 semitones between the notes.
C3  ↠  D3  ↠  D3  ↠  E3  ↠  E3  ↠  F3  ↠  G3  ↠  G3  ↠  A3  ↠  A3  ↠  B3  ↠  B3  ↠  C4  ↠  D4  ↠  D4  ↠  E4

Cheatsheet

The minor tenth transposed from each note

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

Chords

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Scales

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