4ths and 5ths Playing by Ear – Chord

In the next lesson you will hear either a Perfect 4th or a Perfect 5th played harmonically as a chord and you will play it on your instrument.

Here are examples of both a Perfect 4th, and a Perfect 5th.

Perfect 4th – Chord
Perfect 5th – Chord

Remember that 4ths and 5ths sound similar because they are inversions.

That means if you turn a Perfect 4th upside down, you get a Perfect 5th.

If you have trouble hearing the difference between the two, imagine the notes are being played one at a time.

Please press the Exercise button below.