# Perfect Eleventh Intervals

# Perfect Eleventh Intervals

A **perfect eleventh interval** is the distance from any note to a note seventeen
half-steps
away either ascending or descending. Another definition is a
perfect octave plus a
perfect fourth. It is a
consonant interval.

Playing perfect elevenths 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 Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

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

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

A perfect eleventh *above* **Bb** is **Eb** an octave above Bb.

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

## B Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A perfect eleventh *above* **B** is **E** an octave above B.

*Note: Cb is a B. A perfect eleventh above Cb is Fb an octave above Cb.*

## C Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A perfect eleventh *above* **C** is **F** an octave above C.

*Note: B# is a C. A perfect eleventh above B# is E# an octave above B#.*

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

A perfect eleventh *above* **Db** is **Gb** an octave above Db.

A perfect eleventh *above* **C#** is **F#** an octave above C#.

## D Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A perfect eleventh *above* **D** is **G** an octave above D.

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

A perfect eleventh *above* **Eb** is **Ab** an octave above Eb.

A perfect eleventh *above* **D#** is **G#** an octave above D#.

## E Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

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

*Note: Fb is an E. A perfect eleventh above Fb is Bbb (B double flat) an octave above Fb.*

## F Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A perfect eleventh *above* **F** is **Bb** an octave above F.

*Note: E# is an F. A perfect eleventh above E# is A# an octave above E#.*

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

A perfect eleventh *above* **F#** is **B** an octave above F#.

A perfect eleventh *above* **Gb** is **Cb** an octave above Gb.

## G Perfect Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A perfect eleventh *above* **G** is **C** an octave above G.

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

A perfect eleventh *above* **Ab** is **Db** an octave above Ab.

A perfect eleventh *above* **G#** is **C#** an octave above G#.