Main Part

Definition of the Intervals as Numbers

The single intervals are defined as numbers, which are diminished or augmented.

Octave or Eighth 8/1
Major Seventh +7
Minor Seventh - 7
Major Sixth +6 or  6
Augm. Fifth / Minor Sixth +5 or -6
Fifth   5
Augm. Fourth or Minor Fifth +4 or -5
Fourth   4
Major Third +3
Minor Third - 3
Major Second +2 or  2
Minor Second - 2
Prime / Basic Tone   1


Axiom

  1. from 1( Base) to 8 (Octave) follow Twelve Halftones
  2. a) 1 : +3 The Major Third will be defined in the colour effect as 'eccentric'. That means the effect as colour is shining outwardly. This is accepted to be a characteristic feature of the colour Yellow.

    b) 1 : -3 The Minor Third will be defined in the colour effect as 'concentric'. That means the effect as colour is turning inwardly. This is accepted to be a basic characteristic feature of the colour Blue.

    (also see : Wassily Kandinsky: 'Das Geistige in der Kunst')

  3. +4 = -5 signification for the same tone in the same way : +5 = -6

  4. v signifies a Minor Third step within the scale