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Read Music By Interval Any Instrument

No need to languish over memorizing note names on the music staff.  You are about to learn to read music by interval any instrument.

Music Intervals of 2nd and 3rd

Reading music intervals of 2nd and 3rd is simple to learn.   The second, also called a 2nd is the smallest distance between 2 notes.

The third, 3rd on the music staff is the next largest interval.  Watch the music interval piano video tutorial below and you will see it clearly.

Read Music By Interval Any Instrument

Grand staff music intervals represent different distances between notes on the piano keyboard, guitar, violin or whatever musical instrument you are learning to play.

Music Intervals on the Music Staff

Music intervals on the music staff are shown in the graphic below.  It is called a 2nd because it is moving from one line note to the very next space note on the music staff.

This music interval of a 2nd would be played by simply moving from one white key to the next on the piano keyboard.

Learning the Intervals of a 2nd and 3rd

As you begin learning the intervals of a 2nd and 3rd you start to see a pattern repeating itself.   The musical interval of a 2nd described in the above paragraph is the most common building block of any piece of music on any musical instrument because it is the shortest distance possible between two notes on the music staff.

Music Interval of a Third

The music interval of a third appears as either two space notes or two line notes.  Find them above or below each other on the music staff.

Thirds are much easier to instantly recognize because they either 2 lines or 2 space notes.

Please view the piano video tutorial below for a complete demonstration of the intervals of a 2nd and a 3rd.

Learn to Read Music By Interval

For easy piano sheet music using intervals of 2nds, 3rds and 4ths that practice learning to read music by interval check out the following links:

Grand Staff Intervals 2nds and 3rds

Intervals in Music Theory

Music Theory Worksheet on How to Read Music by Interval

Music Notation

Jan Durrant

My name is Jan Durrant. I am a Piano teacher and music publisher with a Master's Degree in Music Education. My goal is teaching beginner piano students around the world to learn how to read music, play piano, piano finger exercises and simplified sheet music of their favorite titles.

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