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Major 7th interval
Major 7th interval

Interval of a major 7th (5 whole steps and a half step)

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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A major 7th interval in a diatonic scale is up 7 notes within the scale or 5 whole steps and a half step on the staff. Example: C to B is a major 7th relationship because B is the 7th scale degree of C.
Musical reference: Take On Me chorus

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