Intervals

There is a particular way in which the 6 strings of a standard tuned guitar relate to each other. This is the underlying factor of scale and chord shapes which are comprised of intervals. This section will focus on individual intervals (tone to tone relationships).

 

The intervals found relative to a particular string are standard for all keys found on that particular string. Not only may these standard interval shapes be used to find a particular interval above the initial note, but also below (inverse interval). Although a majority of the following diagrams are displayed using a root note to interval relationship, these shapes may be applied to any degree of a scale to find the specified interval above or below.

 

A working knowledge of these standard interval relationships will enhance all facets of your playing.


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