Aural Training

 

When you take exams on guitar with any of the exam boards you will need to learn how to identify relationships between pitches.

 

Here is a table of different intervals between notes and how to identify them.

 

You can click on song names in red to be taken to a YouTube video of the relevant tune.  You should arrive at just a tadge before the actual interval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IntervalAscendingDescending
UnisonThe One Note SambaThe One Note Samba
Minor 2ndJaws theme tuneFur Elise (Beethoven)
Major 2nd

Happy Birthday

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Strangers in the Night

Mary had a little lamb

Three blind mice

Eight days a week (Beatles)

Minor 3rd

Greensleeves

7 nation army (White Stripes)

Smoke on the water

Hey Jude (Beatles)

Star spangled banner

Misty

Major 3rd

Oh When The Saints

Kumbaya

Morning has broken

Summertime

Swing low sweet chariot

Perfect 4th

Star Trek Theme

If you’re happy and you know it

Amazing Grace

Here comes the bride

Auld Lang Syne

Oh, come all ye faithful

Born Free

Tritone (#4 or b5)

Simpsons theme tune

Maria (West Side Story)

Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath)

Enter Sandman

Perfect 5th

Twinkle Twinkle

Theme from A Space Odyssey
Star Wars (2nd & 3rd notes)
The Last Post (Bugle call)

Blackbird (Beatles)

Flintstones theme

What do you do with a drunken sailor

Minor 6thClose Every Door (Joseph)Love story theme
Major 6th

For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

Dashing through the snow

Down By the Riverside – between “lay” and “down”
Minor 7th

Star trek theme
The Winner takes it all (Abba)

Watermelon Man
Major 7thSuperman themeTake On Me (Aha)
Octave

Somewhere over the rainbow
Star Man (Bowie)
Singing in the rain

Willow weep for me