Today's topic: "What is a minor second?" In this video you will learn how to construct and identify a minor second interval in 30 seconds. Including some examples and common mistakes.
We've made a new Spotify Playlist for you! This time we take a look at the minor second interval.
We've been looking at many intervals in the previous playlists. They were all perfect or major. This is the first time that we look at a minor interval. The minor second has the smallest tonedifference, consisting of one semitone. To identify the minor second you should count two naturals, and one semitone. An example of a minor secund is the interval between C# and D.
For the playlist we selected ten songs with a minor second interval in them. By this we mean a melodic, ascending interval. We will explain briefly where you can hear the minor second interval in the songs.
Maybe the most iconic composition by Ludwig van Beethoven! This song starts with a minor second between E and D#.
The Jaws Theme consists of two notes, who form a minor second. They are repeated throughout the theme.
The first two tones, Isn't form a minor second. At 'nt-she you can here a descending minor second. This repeats three times in the verse.
At the start of the melody you can hear a minor second. At It's not a John sings the interval.
You can hear the minor second directly at the start of the song, at It's-been-a.
This time you can't hear the interval in the melody. You can hear it in the iconic instrumental introdcution, which strats with a minor second.
This beloved Anastasia song starts with a minor second at Dancing-Bears.
This Jazz Standard starts with the minor second interval, at How-Sensitive. Enjoy this beautiful song with the wonderful guitarist Carlos Jobim.
The song starts with Don't-know, which is a minor second interval.
Finally, another Jazz Standard, sung by the amazing Chet Baker. He sings a minor second at in-Tahiti, between the second and third tone of the verse.