Major 6ths – Writing by Name

In this lesson, you will be asked to write Major 6ths by name using music notation.

Because a Major 6th is a large interval, it is helpful to think of it in relation to a nearby reference point.

The reference point we will use is a Perfect 5th.

A Major 6th is equivalent to a Perfect 5th + a Whole Step.

Here is another example of using a Perfect 5th as a reference point, but this time starting on Eb.

Please press the Exercise button below.