Information about the perfect fifth interval

Name

This interval is called: Perfect fifth

Abbreviation

You can use the somewhat shorter name "P5" to indicate a Perfect fifth.

Construct

How to build a perfect fifth 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 perfect fifth from C3. Outcome: G3

1.
A Perfect fifth uses 5 naturals.
Example: C3 D3 E3 F3 G3
2.
A Perfect fifth has 7 semitones between the notes.
Example: C3 C#3 D3 D#3 E3 F3 F#3 G3

Cheatsheet

Tranposed for each note

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