Perfect Octave Intervals

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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.

Guitar tablature of A perfect octave intervals

Bb (A#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above Bb is Bb.

A perfect octave above A# is A#.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb perfect octave intervals

B Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above B is B.

Guitar tablature of B perfect octave intervals

C Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above C is C.

Guitar tablature of C perfect octave intervals

Db (C#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above Db is Db.

A perfect octave above C# is C#.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db perfect octave intervals

D Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above D is D.

Guitar tablature of D perfect octave intervals

Eb (D#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above Eb is Eb.

A perfect octave above D# is D#.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb perfect octave intervals

E Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above E is E.

Guitar tablature of E perfect octave intervals

F Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above F is F.

Guitar tablature of F perfect octave intervals

F# (Gb) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above F# is F#.

A perfect octave above Gb is Gb.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb perfect octave intervals

G Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above G is G.

Guitar tablature of G perfect octave intervals

Ab (G#) Perfect Octave Interval on the Guitar

A perfect octave above Ab is Ab.

A perfect octave above G# is G#.

p Guitar tablature of G#/Ab perfect octave intervals

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