I thought it about time to check whether my understanding of the names of intervals is actually correct, or to put it right if I have it wrong. So if any of you good folks on here with a bit more theoretical knowledge than me (and that's not difficult!), like @viz @missmisstreater @Lestratcaster @Clarky and others, could put me straight, I would be immensely grateful.
I would like to compile a list of all the acceptable names for each interval if possible, it's always nice to have a choice
So here goes, moving up by chromatic steps (frets/semitones) from the root
0 ~ root, tonic
1 ~ minor 2nd, flat 2nd
2 ~ major 2nd, 2nd
3 ~ minor 3rd
4 ~ major 3rd
5 ~ perfect 4th
6 ~ augmented 4th, flat 5th, diminished 5th
7 ~ perfect 5th
8 ~ minor 6th, flat 6th
9 ~ major 6th, 6th
10 ~ Dominant 7th
11 ~ Major 7th
12 ~ Octave of root, tonic (again)
How do the naming conventions apply beyond the octave ?
I know 2nd becomes 9th, 4th becomes 11th, and 6th becomes 13th, are they named the same for sharp and flat, and what about the even numbers, 10th, 12th 14th ?
Are there any conventions once you span more than 2 octaves ?
Thanks for your help
I will start a second post to contain the corrected list of interval names (if appropriate) so that it is easy to find. Hopefully that makes sense and won't be too confusing... :-B