# Augmented Fifth Intervals

# 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.

## 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.

## 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*

## 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).*

## 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.

## D Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth *above* **D** is **A#**.

## 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.

## 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.*

## 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).*

## 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**.

## G Augmented Fifth Interval on the Guitar

An augmented fifth *above* **G** is **D#**.

## 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.