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Learning my intervals is literally one of the best things I have ever done as a musician and as a guitar player, I teach intervals a lot to my students and it takes some time to really get a grasp out of all of them. So this is kind of Dual Purpose. I'll be able to give this to my private students as well and maybe you can pick up on a few things here as well. This is just the introduction lesson. And in this lesson, I'm going to talk about what our intervals why do we learn them? How does this affect us as a guitar player? And how are we going to practice all the videos in this series and essentially on each one of these videos we're going to go through it's a different interval and we're going to really explore it and spend some time with it to make friends with these intervals. You don't want to just memorize the names and what they look like you really want to know these things and I'm going to try and give you as many descriptions and metaphors and analogies as I can to kind of get an innate grasp on these things because it's kind of esoteric we're talking about distances between notes. That's what intervals are.
So to really, you know, intuitively understand that stuff is going to take a little bit of work, but I think we'll get there. So like I said an interval is the distance between two notes.
You can guess that like the shortest distance between two notes on your guitar would just be from one fret to the next fret. All right, and that distance has a name. We call it a minor second and so on and so on for a to fret Gap that has a name a 3 fret gap of for fret Gap and by memorizing with these distances sound like you all of a sudden now have labels that you can kind of apply to these things and you could start hearing them and recognizing a more often. For example, if you're trying to learn a song and you hear a guitar riff, you might all of a sudden start recognizing. Hey, he's playing a perfect for The interval because you've practiced that so when you get down to your guitar in order to learn that song, you already know what he's doing. You already know what a perfect fourth sounds like and what it looks like on your guitar.
Alright, so we are going to be using our guitar to learn about intervals and to memorize these intervals but this applies for any instrument. So intervals aren't for just guitars for saxophone didgeridoo Hammered Dulcimer. You name it you're going to be able to use this interval Concept in any instrument you play.
However, we really will be focusing on how it applies to our guitar because I'm a guitar player and Like applying all this music theory and without knowing how it fits onto my instrument. I'm kind of left with just you know, having a better ear which is another result of intervals, but really in my experience once I started once these intervals really sank into me. I felt kind of like Neo in The Matrix like all of a sudden I had access to all this musical stuff that I didn't have before.
So I want to really stress that this isn't something you're born with recognizing notes and having a good year.
Some people are born with it. I certainly wasn't though and I developed that.
And it all started by working with my intervals.
Okay. So basically here's what it's going to come down to every single one of these intervals. We're going to memorize the name of it the distance the actual you know fundamentals. What is it? What is the physical structure of this interval? We're also going to memorize what they sound like in ascending and descending order and then we're going to be practicing each interval all on its own with our voice to see if we've got a good grasp of it and then we'll also be talking about how they feel and I think that's probably the most important thing. Here's how do these intervals feel how can you recognize them without doing any Calculations, you know, how can you just intuitively recognize it? Okay.
So every one of these intervals will be its own video and I hope you get a lot out of this. Please. Let me know if there's any questions or comments going forward, but buckle up and get ready to learn some intervals.