What’s the name of the interval A (V degree) and D# in a e minor scale?



Asked by: Steve Lott

What interval is D# to a?





From D# to A, one has D#,E,F,G,A (with 5 letters) the interval is a diminished fifth.

What are augmented and diminished intervals?

Augmented intervals are one half step larger than perfect or major intervals and diminished intervals are one half step smaller than perfect or minor intervals.

What is the name of the interval from C to D?

major second

If you go from C to D, you will go up by a tone (two semitones), which is known as a major second. Below you can see the names of the intervals up to and including an octave and the corresponding number of semitones. *A tritone is also called an augmented fourth or a diminished fifth (depending on the context).

What is the interval between D and C#?





2nd intervals above note C-sharp

Short Medium Intervals ‘above’ statement
d2 dim2 The C# to Db interval is diminished 2nd
m2 min2 The C# to D interval is minor 2nd
M2 maj2 The C# to D# interval is major 2nd
A2 aug2 The C# to D## interval is augmented 2nd


What is the interval between a and D?

2) Since A to D (without any accidentals) is a perfect 4th, and this must be 2 half-steps wider than A-D (since A♭ is 1 half-step lower than A, and D♯ is 1 half-step higher than D), so A♭ to D♯ would be a doubly augmented 4th (because we augment the perfect interval twice).

What are minor diminished and augmented intervals called?

Intervals that sound the same (contain the same number of half steps) but have different names are called enharmonic intervals. For example a minor third, an augmented second, and a doubly diminished fourth are enharmonic intervals because they each contain three half steps.

What are the types of interval in music?

There are five different types of quality of interval which are:



  • perfect intervals.
  • major intervals.
  • augmented intervals.
  • minor intervals.
  • diminished intervals.


What are the augmented intervals?

An augmented interval has one more half step than a perfect interval. An augmented interval has one more semitone than a perfect interval. Since C to F is a perfect fourth (5 half steps), C to F# would be an augmented fourth (6 half steps).

How do you name compound intervals?

The easiest way to name compound intervals is to work out what the interval would be if it were simple, then add the word compound in front. For example, let’s take the interval we looked at earlier, C – E which is a major 3rd. But if we were to make it C – E an octave higher it becomes a compound major 3rd.



How do you name intervals in music?

First you count alphabetically from the lower to the upper note of the interval inclusively. And this gives us the interval.

What is a musical interval called?

interval, in music, the inclusive distance between one tone and another, whether sounded successively (melodic interval) or simultaneously (harmonic interval).

What is the special name for the interval?

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

What is the interval between D and B?

So the interval from D to B is a sixth. If the interval is an 8th it can be written as an octave. If an interval notes are at the same pitch it is called a unison To start with all intervals will be an octave or less.



What pitch is a diminished fifth d5 above D?

5th intervals above note D

Short Medium Intervals ‘above’ statement
d5 dim5 The D to Ab interval is diminished 5th
P5 perf5 The D to A interval is perfect 5th
A5 aug5 The D to A# interval is augmented 5th


What is the interval between D and G?

a 4th

(or scale steps) between the notes: D and G. This means that the interval between these two notes is that of a 4th.



How do you identify intervals?

To determine the size of an interval, count the number of half steps between the two notes then refer to your memory. * A “tritone” is a generic name for an augmented fourth ( 4) or diminished fifth ( 5). These two intervals are enharmonic. Augmented and Diminished Intervals are discussed later in this chapter.

What is a harmonic interval?

Definition of harmonic interval



: the pitch relation between simultaneous musical tones.