List of third intervals

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Third interval may refer to one of the following musical intervals in equal-temperament tuning:

Alternatively, it may apply to

Table of thirds in equal temperaments tuningEdit

Number of
Minor, major,
or perfect
Short Augmented or
Short Widely used
alternative names
Short Audio
2 Major second M2 Diminished third d3 Tone, whole tone, whole step[1] T[1]
3 Minor third m3 Augmented second A2
4 Major third M3 Diminished fourth d4
5 Perfect fourth P4 Augmented third A3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b The terms tone, whole tone, and whole step refer only to major seconds (M2)


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