## With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

No credit card required

### Augmented and Diminished Intervals

The best way to understand the family of augmented and diminished intervals is to look at the interval of, say, a third, as found between the notes F and A. You already know that a third can occur in two forms—a major third of four semitones and a minor third of three semitones. When a major third is increased in size by a further semitone—say, for example, by sharpening the A—it becomes an augmented third. Similarly, when a minor third is decreased in size by a semitone—say, for example, by again flattening the Ab—it becomes a diminished third. You will see these intervals illustrated in Figure 12.1. Notice that to represent the diminished third, a double flat sign is needed in the score edit view. This means ...

## With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

No credit card required