Definition of the Intervals as NumbersThe single intervals are defined as numbers, which are diminished or augmented.
|Octave or Eighth||8/1|
|Minor Seventh||- 7|
|Major Sixth||+6 or 6|
|Augm. Fifth / Minor Sixth||+5 or -6|
|Augm. Fourth or Minor Fifth||+4 or -5|
|Minor Third||- 3|
|Major Second||+2 or 2|
|Minor Second||- 2|
|Prime / Basic Tone||1|
- from 1( Base) to 8 (Octave) follow Twelve Halftones
- 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')
- +4 = -5 signification for the same tone in the same way : +5 = -6
- v signifies a Minor Third step within the scale