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Major 6th interval
Major 6th interval

Interval spanning four whole steps and a half step

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Written by Sam Blakelock
Updated over a week ago

A major 6th interval in a diatonic scale is up 6 notes within the scale or on the staff (four whole steps and a half step). Example: C to A is a major 6th relationship because A is the 7th scale degree of C.
Musical reference: Take The A Train (first two notes) or NBC theme.

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