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Compound Intervals

by JazzMaverick

5 Aug 2011
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Compound intervals are intervals which are greater than the octave. Some people have also described it as an octave plus a simple interval.

NOTE: This isn't the complete list of compound intervals, but only those that are commonly used in Jazz chords.


b9 --> Compound minor 2nd (minor 9th) --> 1 Semitone + an octave= 13 Semitones above root.
9 --> Compound major 2nd (9th) --> 2 Semitones + octave = 14 semitones.
#9/b10 --> Compound augmented 2nd/minor 3rd (aug 9th/ minor 10th) --> 3 Semitones + octave = 15 Semitones.
10 --> Compound major 3rd (10th) --> 4 semitones + octave = 16 Semitones above.
11 --> Compound Perfect 4th (11th) --> 5 Semitones + octave = 17 Semitones above.
#11 --> Compound augmented 4th (aug 11th)-> 6 Semitones + octave = 18 Semitones above.
b13 --> Compound minor 6th (minor 13th) --> 8 Semitones + octave = 20 Semitones above.
13 --> Compound major 6th (13th) --> 9 Semitones + octave = 21 Semitones above.



Read my other lesson Chords and Intervals for the small glossary and standard chords.



Comments:

01
01.16.2009
  guitarmastergod

hmm i never new compound intervals was the proper name. now i know

02
01.17.2009
  Guitarslinger124

this is a great lesson!

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01.17.2009
  foogered

Very nice! I already knew about those intervals, but now I know the correct terminology!



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