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This is an important Exercise. It must be worked out correctly.
Intervals may be Inverted. By this we mean that the notes change their relative
Let the student experiment for himself. In the following Exercise, write out after each given Interval its Inversion:
Examining the above we find that the Inversion of a Second produces a Seventh; of a Fourth, a Fifth; and vice verm. We find also that any Interval and its Inversion added together produce an Octave. Inverting a Major Interval produces a Minor; a Minor, a Major, etc.; but inverting a Perfect Interval produces another Perfect Interval.
No student should attempt to proceed further until all the Intervals are mastered, but, if the foregoing work has been done faithfully and understandingly, the way has been paved for what follows.
1.   How do we determine the Kind of an Interval?
2.   How many kinds of Intervals are there ?
3.   Name them.
4.   How many Half-Steps in each of the following Intervals ? Perfect Fifth, Major Seventh, Minor Third, Minor Sixth, Major Third, Minor Seventh, Major Sixth, Minor Second, Augmented Fourth, Augmented Second, Diminished Seventh, Augmented Sixth, Major Second, Diminished Fourth, Augmented Fifth, Perfect Fourth.
5.   What is meant by Inverting an Interval ? Give Examples:

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