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Ear Training Playlist - Perfect Octave

Lida van der Eijk
17 days ago

We've made a new Spotify Playlist for you! This time we take a look at the perfect octave and teach you how to identify it by ear.

This week we listen to some songs with the perfect octave interval in mind. These are songs with the ascending, melodic perfect octave interval in them. In this article we will briefly explain where you can hear the octave in the songs.

John Mayer - Gravity

You can hear John singing a perfect octave in the beginning of the song, when he sings is working.

The Beatles - Can’t Buy Me Love

The first two notes in the verse form a perfect octave, at I’ll Buy.

No Doubt - Don’t Speak

Gwen Stefani sings a perfect octave at I Really and I Can’t.

Frank Sinatra - Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

In this classic song you can hear the perfect octave in the first two notes of the melody Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me.

Nina Simone - If I should Lose You

This jazz standard, performed by many iconic artists, starts with a perfect octave in the first two notes. Nina Simone sings it very brightly.

John Williams - Harry’s Wondrous World

Harry Potter is known for its iconic, beautiful music. In this composition from the first movie, the first two notes of the melody form a perfect octave.

The Knack - My Sharona

In the main riff of the guitar you can hear a perfect octave ascending and descending.

The Beatles - Norwegian Wood

In this short Beatles song you can hear the perfect octave between the last note of the first sentence and the first one of the next sentence: me-she.

Gene Kelly - Singin’ in the Rain

This very famous song starts off with a perfect octave in the first two notes of the melody.

Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Collait - Lucky

Jason sings a perfect octave at O-cean.

After listening to the playlist, you can also read about what a perfect octave is or watch our perfect octave explanation video.

Related terms

Intervals

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