The Perfect 5th Interval

In this lesson we learn to hear, sing and play The Perfect 5th Interval.

View the full lesson at The Perfect 5th Interval | JustinGuitar

It would be awesome to have an option to add this exercise to my dashboard as a training item. (With a simple click)

I’m not sure if adding the Ear Training lessons to the practice assistant is on the agenda.
Have you found this tool yet? Interval Ear Trainer |

Cheers :smiley:
| Richard_close2u | JustinGuitar Official Guide

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God bless you Justin

@richard_close2u is right

Why does the refference of songs have ascending and descending songs ?

I have a question. How should I play the perfect 5th interval if the root note is on the thinnest string E(6)?

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The 5 interval is on the A string 7th fret. This should help the chart is movable so it doen’t matter what the Root note is the rest follow in the same order.
This is the E shape major scale.

These courses are extremely helpful. How could this one be better, Justin asks? A more complete explanation about what makes a “Perfect 5th” would have been of benefit. Perhaps a link to a separate lesson?

This might help Al. Perfect fifth

I’m not an expert at this but here goes:
Have you heard of A 440? 440 is the number of “vibrations” per second.
The number of vibrations that a Perfect 4th and Perfect 5th have are a Perfect Ratio to 440. Actually, a perfect ratio of vibrations to the Root note of the scale. So, it’s a math thing. Really, we can consider it just the name of the 4th and 5th notes, it’s not really important why it’s called that.

Mike @mtglazer
It is a physics as well as a maths thing.
Here is the frequency of the notes on the fret board

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i’ve started to try this whilst resting my finger thats developed a bit of an ache. man i am bad at it. i mean nowhere near. Doesnt help that wife strolls past and nails it every time. she thinks im kidding around but this is the best i can do! am i tone deaf? i hope not, i can at least tell im out of tune.

Hello Will
No you’re not tone deaf. Very few people are, a lot just think they are!
Don’t worry about not being able to nail the intervals right now. Training your ear takes time. You can’t force it but you can help it by regularly listening and practicing the intervals.
Play the interval repeatedly on guitar and listen to it. Sing it in your head as you play it. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Imagining the sound in your head helps to hold it in your memory.
Next, play the root and try to sing the second note in your head before you play it. The guitar will tell you if you’re right.

Repeat the above with all the intervals and, with time and practice, you’re mind will gradually separate and recognise the different intervals. Your ear will develop!

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thanks @BurnsRhythm - i’m keeping going. i quite like the excercise despite finding it hard. wife is helping me work out the notes. ive also found an app (“find the note”) that will tell me the note im singing. I’m literally hooting at it until it says the right note.

I’ve also tried working out twinkle twinkle and darth vaders march tune. dubious results. Its fun doing something so bewildering!

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Spot on Will, you’re doing the right things. Play what you hear is a great exercise. Great that your wife is able to help you too.
Don’t expect immediate results, it will be on going and like you say, can be a lot of fun.