Writing Minor 2nds by Name

Now we will learn to write Minor 2nds by name.

The challenge here is to know when to add sharps or flats.

As you probably remember from the previous exercises, some natural notes have accidentals in the middle, while others do not:

The rule is that between EF and BC, there are no accidentals.

Between all other natural notes, there are.

What does this mean when writing intervals in music notation?

If you write a Minor 2nd from E to F. No accidental is needed.

The same is true when writing a Minor 2nd from B to C.

When starting on any other natural note, the second note will be an accidental.

If the first note is already an accidental, the next note will always be a natural.

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