Unison Intervals

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Unison Intervals

Unison is the smallest interval consisting of two notes of the exact same pitch, or zero half-steps. It is a consonant interval.

The guitar is one of a few musical instruments capable of producing two notes of the exact same pitch simultaneously or unison. However, harmonic unison intervals are very awkward to play on the guitar without bending a string. The only time most guitarists play them without bending strings is when they are tuning.

To play melodic unison intervals on the guitar simply play the same note twice-same fret, same string.

Notice the notation in the examples below shows only one note while the tablature shows two notes. Usually a harmonic unison is played by two independent instruments, not one.

Be sure your guitar is in tune before playing the following examples.

A Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of A unison intervals

Bb (A#) Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb unison intervals

B Unison Notes on the Guitar

Note: Cb is a B.

Guitar tablature of B unison intervals

C Unison Notes on the Guitar

Note: B# is a C.

Guitar tablature of C unison intervals

Db (C#) Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of C#/Db unison intervals

D Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of D unison intervals

Eb (D#) Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb unison intervals

E Unison Notes on the Guitar

Note: Fb is a E.

Guitar tablature of E unison intervals

F Unison Notes on the Guitar

Note: E# is a F.

Guitar tablature of F unison intervals

F# (Gb) Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb unison intervals

G Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of G unison intervals

Ab (G#) Unison Notes on the Guitar

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab unison intervals

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