# Perfect Twelfth Intervals

# Perfect Twelfth Intervals

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

Playing perfect twelfth 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 Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

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

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

A perfect twelfth *above* **A#** is **E#** an octave above A#. Notice that E# is
actually an F note. However, an F an octave above A# is a
diminished minor thirteenth.
Therefore, to indicate this is a perfect twelfth an E# is used.

## B Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

*Note: Cb is a B. A perfect twelfth above Cb is Gb an octave above Cb.*

## C Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

*Note: B# is a C. A perfect twelfth above B# is Fx (double flat) an octave above B#. *

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

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

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

## D Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

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

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

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

## E Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

*Note: Fb is an E. A perfect twelfth above Fb is Cb an octave above Fb.*

## F Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

*Note: E# is a F. A perfect twelfth above E# is B# an octave above E#.*

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

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

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

## G Perfect Twelfth Interval on the Guitar

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

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

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

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