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Ear training Spotify playlist - Perfect Fourth

Lida van der Eijk
2 months ago

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

This week we listen to some songs with the perfect fourth interval in mind. These are songs with the ascending, melodic perfect fourth interval in them.

The Beatles - Fixing a hole

We simply can not make a playlist without a song by our favourite band, The Beatles. In the beginning of the song you'll hear the perfect fourth in the first two notes of the melody (I'm-fixing).

Harry Potter - Hedwig's theme

You've probably seen the movie Harry Potter? John Williams made the beautiful, magical music for this movie. Hedwig's Theme starts with an ascending perfect fourth interval.

Queen - I want to break free

Every time Freddy sings I-Want, you'll hear a perfect fourth. Please note that afterwards he goes one more note up.

Elvis - Love me tender

This classic has to be on the list. When Elvis sings Love-me and You-have you'll hear the perfect fourth.

Ella Fitzgerald - All the things you are

This jazz standard starts with a perfect fourth.

Stevie Wonder - Don't you worry 'bout a thing

In the verse you'll hear the perfect fourth in A-Thing.

The Rembrandts - I'll be there for you

You probably know this song as the Themesong for Friends. The first two words form a perfect fourth: So-no

Mumford & Sons - Thistle & Weeds

In this song you can hear a perfect fourth in the verses. The first time when 'cause-recently is sang.

Chopin - Etude Opus 10 No 3 in E Major: Tristesse

The first two notes of this composition form the perfect fourth.

Coldplay - Amsterdam

A song about Amsterdam, capital of Sonids homeland, must be included. In the beginning of the verse you'll hear a perfect fourth at And-I and And-If (Bb to Eb).

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

Related terms

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