# Perfect Octave Intervals

# Perfect Octave Intervals

An **octave** is the distance from any note to a note twelve
half-steps away either ascending or descending.
It is a consonant interval.

Playing perfect octaves on the guitar requires using the pick to strike the low note and the second finger to strike the high note. Strike the low note with a downward motion and strike the high note with an upward motion, as if you are trying to pinch the strings.

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

## A Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **A** is **A**.

## Bb (A#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **Bb** is **Bb**.

A perfect octave *above* **A#** is **A#**.

## B Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **B** is **B**.

## C Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **C** is **C**.

## Db (C#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **Db** is **Db**.

A perfect octave *above* **C#** is **C#**.

## D Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **D** is **D**.

## Eb (D#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **Eb** is **Eb**.

A perfect octave *above* **D#** is **D#**.

## E Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **E** is **E**.

## F Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **F** is **F**.

## F# (Gb) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **F#** is **F#**.

A perfect octave *above* **Gb** is **Gb**.

## G Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **G** is **G**.

## Ab (G#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave *above* **Ab** is **Ab**.

A perfect octave *above* **G#** is **G#**.