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Diminished 10. An augmented fourth interval ________ when inverted. a. remains the same b. remains a tritone c. becomes a diminished fifth d. b and c c. Answer the following questions orally. 1. What is the difference between a melodic interval and a harmonic one? 2. What do we mean by interval ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’? 3. What do the words ‘octave’ and ‘unison’ mean in interval quantity? 4. What are the different intervals in a major scale? 5. How can we invert an interval? Do the interval quantity and quality remain the same for the inverted interval?

The names of the intervals are based on the number of scale tones they contain. For example, the distance from C to D contains two scale tones, C and D; therefore it is a second interval. The distance from C to E contains three scale tones, C-D-E, so it is a third interval. Intervals are the same whether measured from the lower note or from the upper note; for instance, the distance from E down to C, containing three scale tones E-D-C, is still a third interval. The number of scale tones an interval contains is called the interval quantity.

Follows the cycle up in fifths c. is: Bv, Ev, Av, Dv, Gv, Cv, and Fv. d. a and c 8. To recognise the key signature of a sharp key, the key is ________. a. the last sharp b. the sharp before the last sharp c. a half step below the last sharp d. a half step above the last sharp 9. The key signature of no sharps or flats is ________. a. C major b. A major c. F major d. G major c. Answer the following questions orally. 1. What is the tonic of a scale? 2. What do we mean by a ‘diatonic scale’? 3. How can we recognise different keys in music notation?

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