What is considered a wide third?

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What is a perfect 3rd?

John answered the question in his two posts – there is no such thing as a perfect third. It’s either major or minor. Perfect intervals can be 4ths or 5ths.
Oct 19, 2007

What is the ratio for a major third?


The major third has a frequency ratio of 5:4. Playing a 375 Hz note over a 300 Hz note gives you an interval of a major third. The major third is a central note of the diatonic major scale, and the primary note that distinguishes the feel of “major” from “minor”.

What is a major third in music theory?

In classical music, a third is a musical interval encompassing three staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major third ( Play (help·info)) is a third spanning four semitones. Along with the minor third, the major third is one of two commonly occurring thirds.

What is a natural third?

A major chord has what’s called a “natural third.” It’s the third degree of the chord’s respective major scale. A minor chord has what’s called either a “minor third” or a “flat third.” It’s the third degree of the chord’s respective minor scale.
Aug 10, 2021

What is an open fifth?

A bare fifth, open fifth or empty fifth is a chord containing only a perfect fifth with no third.

What interval is a to C?

Between A and C there are 3 semitones — it’s a minor third. 3. We have to decrease the interval because of the sharp sign. The minor third becomes a diminished third.
May 11, 2022

What is a perfect 5th guitar?

A perfect fifth in just intonation corresponds to a pitch ratio of 2:3 or 1:1.5 while in an equal tempered tuning, a perfect fifth is equal to seven semitones, a ratio of 1:27/12 (approximately 1.4983), or 700 cents, two cents smaller.
May 10, 2004

What interval is a to B?

Second step: interval quality

distance in semi-tones Name Example
1 augmented unison A-A#
1 minor 2nd E-F
2 major 2nd B-C#
3 augmented 2nd Ab-B