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Ear training Spotify playlist - Perfect Fifth

Lida van der Eijk
11 days ago

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

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

Queen - Love of my life

This is our favourite Queen-song. In this emotional ballad you can hear the perfect fifth when Freddy sings MY-LIFE.

The Beatles - Blackbird

In this classic you can hear a perfect fifth at DEAD-OF (NIGHT).

Linkin Park - In the end

This song starts with a perfect fifth in the instrumental intro. You can hear it in the first two notes (and then it repeats).

Dionne Warwick - I say a little prayer

In the first sentence of the verse you can find the perfect fifth interval at WAKE-UP. You can hear it again at MAKE-UP.

Keane - Somewhere only we know

The first two notes of the verse form a perfect fifth.

Aladin - Prince Ali (MAKE-WAY, A-Li)

This Disney song is filled with perfect fifths. The first three you hear in the intro, at MAKE-WAY, A-LI and SAY-HEY. Afterwards there are many perfect fifths in the verse. A good song to practice your ears!

U2 - Beautiful day

The U2 song starts with a perfect fifth in the first two notes of the verse.

John Coltrane - My Favourite Things

This Jazz standard is intrumental. The first two notes played by John Coltrane form the perfect fifth.

Amy Winehouse - Love is a Losing Game

Amy's first two notes form a perfect fifth.

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

You can hear a perfect fifth at BUT-LISTEN-CAREFULLY. The melody is going from A to E and back again.

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

Related terms

Intervals

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