Information about the minor third interval

Name

This interval is called: Minor third

Abbreviation

You can use the somewhat shorter name "m3" to indicate a Minor third.

Construct

How to build a minor third 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 third from C3. Outcome: Eb3

1.
A Minor third uses 3 naturals.
Example: C3 D3 E3
2.
A Minor third has 3 semitones between the notes.
Example: C3 Db3 D3 Eb3

Cheatsheet

Tranposed for each note

You can use the following cheatsheet to check the Minor third for each root note.
Cb3 ↠ Ebb3
C3 ↠ E3
C3 ↠ Eb3
C3 ↠ E3
C#3 ↠ E3
C3 ↠ E3
Db3 ↠ Fb3
D3 ↠ F3
D3 ↠ F3
D3 ↠ F3
D#3 ↠ F#3
D3 ↠ F3
Eb3 ↠ Gb3
E3 ↠ G3
E3 ↠ G3
E3 ↠ G3
E#3 ↠ G#3
E3 ↠ G3
Fb3 ↠ Abb3
F3 ↠ A3
F3 ↠ Ab3
F3 ↠ A3
F#3 ↠ A3
F3 ↠ A3
Gb3 ↠ Bbb3
G3 ↠ B3
G3 ↠ Bb3
G3 ↠ B3
G#3 ↠ B3
G3 ↠ B3
Ab3 ↠ Cb4
A3 ↠ C4
A3 ↠ C4
A3 ↠ C4
A#3 ↠ C#4
A3 ↠ C4
Bb3 ↠ Db4
B3 ↠ D4
B3 ↠ D4
B3 ↠ D4
B#3 ↠ D#4
B3 ↠ D4