Like scales, chords, modes and dynamics, intervals have feelings and moods too. And god knows they can vary.
Today, I sit alone in silence and figure out what moods each interval holds to my ear. But this could just be for today. The mystery and charm with music is that the same piece can sound very different from day to day. Based on your mood, the music’s mood changes. One day’s mellow becomes the next day’s rumination, one day’s euphoria becomes another’s pensiveness (not even kidding that’s possible).
Are you a musician? What do little snippets of music sound like in isolation to you? Are you a non musician but an avid music lover? What does music sound like to you?
What do you feel about my interpretation?
Fifth – courage
Sixth – augmented
Fourth – lost
Maj third – safe
Min third – thinking/reflecting
Maj second – waiting
Min second – dissonance
Octaves – echoes
Min seventh – weirdly happy
Major second – stretch
The order’s a little up and down here, but that’s sort of on purpose.
I’d love to hear from you!