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Ear training Spotify playlist - Major Third

Lida van der Eijk
3 months ago

Hi everyone,

Here we are again with our weekly playlist. This week we are looking at the major third interval. We’ve selected ten songs for our playlist.

Jazz Standard - When the Saints Go Marching In

You’ve probably heard of this one. It is a very famous song. In the first two notes, which repeat itself, you can hear the major third interval (D-F#).

Saybia - The Day After Tomorrow

This is an older song from the Danish band Saybia. You can hear the major third in the melody, when he’s singing DO-BIRDS (A-C#).

Vivaldi - Spring

The composition starts directly with a major third going from E-G#.

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The verse starts with a major third interval when Cyndi sings I-come. It repeats itself in the next verse.

Forrest Gump - Main Title

As a young girl, I was in love with this piano piece, the Feather Theme. If you listen carefully you can hear the melody going from D-F#, in the first melodie line.

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

The first two notes of this song make a very low major third, going from C-E.

John Lennon - Imagine

You can hear John singing THERE’S-NO, going from G-B, which makes a major third. This repeats itself many times, for example IF-TRY and HELL-BELOW.

Rihanna - Stay

In the second sentence of the song Rihanna sings A-COLD going from C-E.

Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

In this famous classic the melody is going from Eb-G in the first two notes.

The Carpenters - Close To You

In this very melodic classic there is a major third interval in the melody at Ev’ry-time (Bb-D) in the verse.

Related terms

Intervals

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