The distance between two notes
1. Review interval distances on your keyboard
2. Learn the simple Even/Odd interval Rule
3. Train yourself with interval exercises
Intervals can be easy to measure on the keyboard:
2nd - one white key to the next, a.k.a. a step
3rd - skip one key, a.k.a a skip
4th - skip 2 keys
5th - skip 3 keys, the shape of your hand with fingers 1 & 5
6th - one bigger than a 5th
7th- one less than an Ocatave
8th - a distance of 8 keys that brings you to the next same note, for example: C to C.
Intervals can be easy to recognize on the staff if you know the simple rule:
Even Intervals ( 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, etc )
Go from a Line to Space or Space to Line.
They are Different: L-S / S-L
Odd Intervals ( 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc )
Go from Line to Line or Space to Space.
They are the Same: L-L / S-S
Memorize this rule:
Even L-S / S-L
Odd L-L / S-S