Music Intervals Owned: Recognize intervals like a Beast!
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Music Intervals Owned: Recognize intervals like a Beast!

Learn how to recognize musical intervals like a Beast!
4.2 (127 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,843 students enrolled
Created by Danny Blaker
Last updated 5/2015
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Increase your interval recognition speed and accuracy
  • Be able to tell the difference between intervals that sound similar
  • Generally "Own" interval recognition
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  • Access to a piano / keyboard / online keyboard / cat painted to resemble a keyboard is recommended, but not required

Recognizing music intervals can be tricky right?... NOT ANYMORE!

Music Intervals Owned is the ultimate solution and guide to recognizing all 11 intervals from the Minor 2nd through to the Perfect Octave.

FREE, Only 25 minutes long, and delivered by the established and engaging music educator Danny Blaker, Music Intervals Owned is an invaluable resource for all music students and musicians alike, and the only one of its kind.

NOTE: Mystery Word Challenge

Throughout this course 3 mystery word messages will appear during the videos. These words allude to musical terminology that relate to the content discussed. If you can guess them correctly, you will receive a free copy of my album - Twilight.

For more details, see the description of the first lecture!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to increase their musicianship and aural skills
  • Students who are about to face any scary interval recognition tests
Compare to Other Music Theory Courses
Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures 31:37

Welcome to the first lecture of Music Intervals Owned!

In these descriptions you will find some key points, along with some extra insights that aren't in the videos. You will still need to download the FREE course notes in order to get the list of techniques used in the course.

The lecture descriptions will also be used to compile feedback, comments, and suggestions you have that relate to specific intervals.


To celebrate my recent launch of D-tones (link in resources section of this lecture), I'd like to offer 1 FREE set to each of my Music Intervals Owned students. To claim, email with the following.

  1. Udemy username
  2. The D-tone set you want (visit link to listen)

Woo Hoo!


If you decipher the 3 mystery words throughout this course (as mentioned in the course summary) Please submit your answers via email to to recieve your free digital copy of Twilight.

Minor 2nd

  • Good for Trolling
  • Only 1 semi-tone apart
  • Sounds like a mosquito
  • Compared to the tri-tone:
    • Tritone: sounds angry & jarring
    • Min 2nd: just sounds annoying.

Minor 2nd : "The Troll"

  • Sounds very hypnotizing and zombie-like
    • If zombies had keyboards, they'd play minor 2nds
    • they're also like the Hypnotoad from Futurama
  • Major 2nds clash in a more pleasant and but eerie way - less offensive than minor 2nd
  • They give a feeling of something Frozen in time - imagine a busy city square full of people walking around, then all of a sudden time just freezes, and everything is at a stand still - like in The Matrix.
  • Paralyzing - makes you stop in your tracks
  • Think of the Maj 2nd as a Still portrait - a Spooky one.
Major 2nd : "The Zombie"

Minor 3rd : "The Phone Funeral"

Major 3rd : "The Patronus"

Perfect 4th : "The Wannabe"

Pefect 5th : "The Hero"

Minor 6th : "The Villain"

Major 6th : "What the?"

Minor 7th : "The Flare"

Major 7th : "The Break Fall"

Perfect 8th (Octave) : "The Finale Rocket"

The Tritone : "The Darkness"
Resources Part 1: Interval VS Interval
5 Lectures 05:30
Perfect 4th VS Perfect 5th

Minor 2nd VS Major 7th

Perfect 5th VS Perfect 8th (Octave)

Major 3rd VS Major 6th

Minor 2nd VS Major 2nd
Resources Part 2: Exercises
6 Lectures 04:11
Resource Intro

Exercise 1 - Chromatic Intervals

Exercise 2 - Chromatic Scale

Exercise 3 - Sound Textures

Exercise 4 - Singing Sniper

Exercise 5 - Story Mode
2 Lectures 02:28

The end
About the Instructor
Danny Blaker
4.4 Average rating
322 Reviews
13,649 Students
3 Courses
Entrepreneur, Marketing tour-de-force, and Concert pianist

Danny is a data analyst, content marketing expert, growth expert, and entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia. He has a wealth of experience in the start-up and technology sectors spanning over 10 years, and is the founder and co-founder of numerous companies, including GearTooth, Unudge, Gighoo, and Leanstartup Chat. Danny has previously worked on enterprise-level online platforms for large-scale corporate clients including ESI Insurance, NCIS Insurance, BE Infrastructure, CorusApp, Monash University, and ARIA amongst others. 

Danny's diverse skill set encompasses disruptive marketing strategy, content marketing, business strategy, product design, data analysis (R, R Markdown, Python), graphics design, communications, social media marketing, project management, growth strategy / growth OPs, UX design,  and corporate law.

Danny is also a spreadsheet expert and an online instructor, teaching at Udemy. His courses have amassed over 9000 students to date.

Danny also blogs regularly – you can find his posts at his website. Read his latest post on email marketing automation using google scripts!

You can reach Danny on twitter @DannyBlaker

He also recently wrote a kids coding book to teach kids datascience. Check it out here on his website aswell! :)