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Melodic Interval ID

The drill below is a speed drill - use the keyboard to enter numbers more quickly! (Use minus "-" for 11 and equals "=" for 12.)

Intervals are given in half-steps (1 = half step, 2 = whole step, 3 = minor third, etc...). Click the "traditional names" button if you prefer.

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Greg's Tips

Each interval has its own distinct color and sound. While at first it may be useful to sing the interval and try and determine where it falls in the scale ("Is that 3-4 or 1-2?") in the end for this sort of drill it's best to try and let go of tonal references a bit and just recognize the particular qualities that each atonal interval has.

High Scores

Melodic Interval Speed Drill High Scores
Username Date Percent Avg. Speed Level Score
tmt 2010-04-23 100% 1.447 s. 9 487
caseyfischer 2012-05-13 100% 1.711 s. 9 478
flynyrdskynyrd 2011-09-29 100% 1.825 s. 9 474
Flufman909 2012-03-17 100% 1.903 s. 9 471
sauter 2011-05-15 100% 1.937 s. 9 470
MaTo 2013-03-25 100% 1.96 s. 9 469
thijsdeklijn 2012-06-03 100% 1.968 s. 9 469
videogamepianist 2012-08-08 100% 1.979 s. 9 468
McG 2012-06-14 100% 1.986 s. 9 468
gabe8140 2011-02-22 100% 2.003 s. 9 467


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On 2016-01-13 at 08:12:07, SDRUFFA wrote:
Last level always freeze

On 2013-09-04 at 18:28:05, grungekat wrote:
When I'm using Melodic Interval ID, if I pass a level but don't do as well as I want, when I try to select the same level from the drop-down box (in order to repeat the same level), it won't allow me to select ANY other level. When I click the drop-down box, it displays all the levels, but as soon as I move my cursor the display disappears.

On 2013-06-05 at 03:15:04, zupa wrote:
Hi, thanks for this tool, it's very helpful. Could you add one more category for 6ths and 7ths together just like 2nds and 3rds? It would be useful because these bastards are tricky. Thanks!

On 2012-04-17 at 01:54:13, lapsus wrote:
Hello! It don't remember my high score :( Beore that I very like your page!

On 2011-08-17 at 00:42:10, loco wrote:
great ear training! thank you greg!!

On 2010-12-05 at 05:06:00, gwijte wrote:
It would be nice to have the option to select to practice intervals either upward ( c - d) or downward (d - c).

I find downward intervals much more difficult to hear.

Thank you, Guus Wijte

On 2010-10-11 at 19:15:09, gristow wrote:
Found and fixed a bug that was causing freezing on the highest level -- sorry about that guys.

On 2010-05-02 at 00:21:29, gristow wrote:
Thanks tmt -- I found the bug, it's fixed. The first two questions in a level will no longer always have the same answer.

On 2010-05-01 at 15:15:24, tmt wrote:
What I meant is that if the first interval is a M2 then the second interval is a M2, if the first interval is M7, than the second interval is a M7, but not necessarily the same notes. It happens to me every time.

On 2010-04-25 at 00:29:26, gristow wrote:
I'm pretty sure it's just you... the lower note of the interval is generated entirely at random. The interval is also chosen at random (though the process is a bit more involved... to be sure that no one interval is too significantly overly represented in any level). I just refreshed three times and got three different intervals...

On 2010-04-23 at 15:01:53, tmt wrote:
Hi, is it just me or are the first 2 intervals always the same for both the melodic and harmonic drills?