Augmented Fifth Intervals

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Augmented Fifth Intervals

An augmented fifth is the distance from any note to a note eight half-steps away either ascending or descending. It is an dissonant interval.

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

A Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above A is E#. Notice that E# is actually an F note. However, an F above A is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above A is E. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth an E# is used.

Guitar tablature of A augmented fifth intervals

Bb (A#) Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above Bb is F#.

An augmented fifth above A# is Ex (E double sharp). Notice that an Ex is actually an F# note. However, an F# above A# is a minor sixth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth an Ex is used.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb augmented fifth intervals

B Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above B is Fx (F double sharp). Notice that Fx is actually a G note. However, a G above B is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above B is F#. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth an Fx is used.

Note: Cb is a B. A perfect fifth above Cb is G

Guitar tablature of B augmented fifth intervals

C Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above C is G#.

Note:B# is a C. A perfect fifth above B# is Fx# (F triple sharp).

Guitar tablature of C augmented fifth intervals

Db (C#) Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above Db is A.

An augmented fourth above C# is Gx (G double sharp). Notice that Gx is actually an A note. However, an A above C# is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above C# is G#. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth an Gx is used.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db augmented fifth intervals

D Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above D is A#.

Guitar tablature of D augmented fifth intervals

Eb (D#) Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above Eb is B.

An augmented fifth above D# is Ax (A double sharp). Notice that Ax is actually a B note. However, a B above D# is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above D# is A#. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth an Ax is used.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb augmented fifth intervals

E Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above E is B#.

Note: Fb is an E. An augmented fifth above Fb is C.

Guitar tablature of E augmented fifth intervals

F Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above F is C#.

Note: E# is an F. An augmented fifth above E# is Bx (B double sharp).

Guitar tablature of F augmented fifth intervals

F# (Gb) Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above F# is Cx (C double sharp). Notice that Cx is actually a D note. However, a D above F# is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above F# is C#. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth a Cx is used.

An augmented fifth above Gb is D.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb augmented fifth intervals

G Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above G is D#.

Guitar tablature of G augmented fifth intervals

Ab (G#) Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth above Ab is E.

An augmented fifth above G# is Dx. Notice that Dx is actually an E note. However, an E above G# is a minor sixth. Also notice that a perfect fifth above G# is D#. An augmented fifth is one more half-step than a perfect fifth. Therefore, to indicate this is an augmented fifth a Dx is used.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab augmented fifth intervals

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