Perfect Fourth Intervals

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Perfect Fourth Intervals

A perfect fourth interval is the distance from any note to a note five half-steps away either ascending or descending. It is a consonant interval.

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

A Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above A is D.

Guitar tablature of A perfect fourth intervals

Bb (A#) Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above Bb is Eb.

A perfect fourth above A# is D#.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb perfect fourth intervals

B Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above B is E.

Note: Cb is a B. A perfect fourth above Cb is Fb.

Guitar tablature of B perfect fourth intervals

C Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above C is F.

Note: B# is a C. A perfect fourth above B# is E#.

Guitar tablature of C perfect fourth intervals

Db (C#) Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above Db is Gb.

A perfect fourth above C# is F#.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db perfect fourth intervals

D Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above D is G.

Guitar tablature of D perfect fourth intervals

Eb (D#) Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above Eb is Ab.

A perfect fourth above D# is G#.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb perfect fourth intervals

E Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above E is A.

Note: Fb is an E. A perfect fourth above Fb is Bbb (double flat).

Guitar tablature of E perfect fourth intervals

F Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above F is Bb.

Note: E# is an F. A perfect fourth above E# is A#.

Guitar tablature of F perfect fourth intervals

F# (Gb) Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above F# is B.

A perfect fourth above Gb is Cb. Notice that Cb is actually a B note. However, a B above Gb is an augmented third. Therefore, to indicate this is a perfect fourth a Cb is used.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb perfect fourth intervals

G Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above G is C.

Guitar tablature of G perfect fourth intervals

Ab (G#) Perfect Fourth Interval on the Guitar

A perfect fourth above Ab is Db.

A perfect fourth above G# is C#.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab perfect fourth intervals

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