Interval Training Game

Master the key skill in playing the piano by ear.

All melodies are comprised of notes with different intervals between them. Given 2 notes, are you able to determine the distance or how far apart they are.


An easy way to distinguish the intervals is to associate a song for each interval. Use the first 2 notes, unless specified:

Minor 2nd - Jaws Theme

Major 2nd - Silent Night

Minor 3rd - Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

Major 3rd - When the Saints

Perfect 4th - Wedding March (Here comes the bride)

Diminished 5th - The Simpsons (1st and 3rd notes are a diminished 5th)

Perfect 5th - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Minor 6th - The Entertainer (3rd and 4th notes)

Major 6th - My Way

Minor 7th - Star Trak Theme

Major 7th - A-Ha - Take on Me (First 2 notes of chorus)

Perfact Octave - Somewhere over the Rainbow

Go to Play That Tune Game to listen to those melodies above.


Intervals could be a minor 2nd, major 2nd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, dimished 5th, perfect 5th, minor 6th, major 6th, minor 7th, major 7th and perfect octave.


Use the Interval Training in Mastering Melodies and Play Piano by Ear