Unit B8 – Intervals

In Stage B, students move on from skips and steps towards ‘technical’ interval names up to a 5th. To complete this stage students should be confident with the following:

  • 2nds
  • 3rds
  • 4ths
  • 5ths
  • spotting and playing the above intervals in their pieces.
  • writing these intervals given a starting note.

The intervals will be major or perfect intervals, and implicitly in C (i.e. no sharps or flats at this stage) although you do not need to introduce these concepts at this level.

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Stage B Intervals and chords pack
3 worksheets covering harmonic and melodic intervals from 2nds to 5ths. There is no mention of qualifiers such as major/minor/perfect at this point.

  • Intervals 1: An introduction to intervals from 2nds-5ths
  • Intervals 2: Further questions on Stage B intervals, including the terms ‘harmonic’ and ‘melodic’
  • Chords: An introduction to two note chords, including identifying note names and intervals.


Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – pg 5

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Rocking Tune – pg 13

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Oh When the Saints – pg 14 (1st and 2nd time bars)

2nds and 3rds
Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Tie Time – pg 12
Stay Up Late – pg 13 (Stage C Hands Together)
Hot Cross Buns – pg 17

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Jumping and Bouncing – pg 10 (LH D above middle C)
Clock Shop – pg 13
Note Box – pg 11 (11 D above middle C)

3rds and 5ths 
Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Ben’s Bounce – pg 14

4ths and 5ths
Mosaic Volume 1
Penta – pg 16 (Stage C/D elements)

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Shine – pg 13 (no 4ths)

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
The Octopus – pg 12
What’s the Buzz about the Bees? – pg 18
Playground Tig – pg 22 (LH D above middle C)
Triceratops Waltz – pg 24 (no 5ths)

Mosaic Volume 1
Cross Over the Sea Bridge – pg 14 (Stage D/E elements)
Question Mark (?) – pg 22 (Stage C/D elements)