Piano Keys

(Starting with C)

½ Tone Distance

Interval Name: C

Symbol

Notes
(Low/High)

Song Examples

Inversion Names

C

0

Tonic or Unison

1

C

  1. "One Note Samba" (Jazz standard)

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C# / Db

1

Minor Second

b2

C/Db

  1. "A Hard Days Night" The Beatles

Major 7th

  2.  Jaws Theme Song

D

2

Major Second

2

C/D

  1. "Happy Birthday to You"

Minor 7th

  2. "Frere Jacques"

D# / Eb

3

Minor Third

b3

C/Eb

  1. "Smoke on the Water" Deep Purple

Major 6th

  2. "Poker Face" Lady Gaga

 3. "Firework" Katy Perry

E

4

Major Third

3

C/E

  1.  "When the Saints Go Marching In"

Minor 6th

  2. “Today was a Fairytale” Taylor Swift

F

5

Fourth

4

C/F

  1. “Rolling in the Deep” Adele

5th

  2. "Black or White" Michael Jackson

F# / Gb

6

Tritone

#4/b5

C/F# (Gb)

  1. Black Sabbath

Tritone

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G

7

Fifth

5

C/G

  1. Star Wars Theme Song

4th

  2. X Files Theme Song

  3. "One" Metallica

G# / Ab

8

Minor Sixth

b6

C/Ab

  1. "We are Young" Fun

Major 3rd

Morning of the carnival (Black Orfeus)

A

9

Major Sixth

6

C/A

  1. "My way" Frank Sinatra

Minor 3rd

  2. "Sweet Caroline" Neil Diamond

A# / Bb

10

Minor Seventh

b7

C/Bb

  1. "Nothing Compares to You" Sinéad O'Connor

Major 2nd

  2. Star Trek Theme Song

B

11

Major Seventh

7

C/B

  1. "Take on Me" A-Ha

Minor 2nd

 2. "Don't Know Why" Norah Jones

C

12

Octave

8

C/C

  1. "Somewhere over the Rainbow"

Perfect Unison

2. "Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO