Diatonic intervals for ocarina

While you can learn the intervals by playing tunes they can be practiced more systematically. If you learn the fingerings and breath change for every interval you'll find it much easier to play neww music as you'll already know these.

The simplest diatonic interval is the second, the step between any two notes in the scale. It is easiest to begin from the middle of the scale as the higher notes are less sensitive to pressure changes.


X: 1
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: C
G A B c | d e f e | d c B A | G F E D | C D E F | G4 |

Once you have the hang of it starting mid-range, try doing the same starting on the low C.


X: 1
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: C
C D E F |G A B c | d e f e | d c B A | G F E D | C4 |

The same thing can be done with other intervals. Here is every diatonic third possible on an 11 hole AC:


X:1
T:Thirds
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
CE DF | EG FA | GB Ac | Bd ce | df fd |
ec dB | cA BG | AF GE | FD EC | DB, C2 |

Following are the remaining intervals of C major:


X:2
T:Fourths
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
CF DG | EA FB | Gc Ad | Be cf | 
fc eB | dA cG | BF AE | GD FC | EB, C2 |

X:3
T:Fifths
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
CG DA | EB Fc | Gd Ae | Bf fB |
eA dG | cF BE | AD GC | FB, C2 | 
X:4
T:Sixths
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
CA DB | Ec Fd | Ge Af |
fA eG | dF cE | BD AC | GB, C2 |

X:5
T:Sevenths
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
CB Dc | Ed Fe | Gf fG |
eF dE | cD BC | AB, C2 |

X:6
T:Octaves
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Cmaj
Cc Dd | Ee Ff | fF eE |
dD cC | BB, C2 |
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