Writing Minor 3rds

In this lesson you will see a Minor 3rd lit up on your instrument, then you will write in in music notation.

We know that a Minor 3rd is equivalent to a Whole Step + a Half Step.

As in writing other intervals, it is important to choose a spelling so that the degree of the interval is correct.

The first example is correct because G to Bb is a 3rd.

The second spelling is incorrect because G to A# is only a 2nd.

In this example, first spelling is correct because F# to A is a 3rd.

The second spelling is incorrect because Gb to A is only a 2nd.

Now apply what you have learned.


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