Watch the Intervals in Popular Music online guitar lesson by Kai Eckhardt from Atomic Bass: Reactive Intervals

Here are three examples from the popular world of music. All of them get their sound from a combination of specific intervals. The major scale, for instance, is made up of major seconds and minor seconds which is the technical name for whole steps and half steps aka semi-tones. In the case of modern bass lines the same principle applies: Billy Jean by Michael Jackson contains three intervals: a perfect fourth, a minor third and a major second. 'For The Love of Money' begins with an octave followed by a major second and a minor second. During this course we will dedicate multiple exercises to each interval until you become intimately familiar with their sound and positions.