Major Second (M2), or “Full Step”

The Major Second interval, also called “full step”, could be called the main raw material for singing the Mass. We will see how often we use it. Below is a short video tutorial on how to play a major second on a keyboard, but if you can sing DO-RE-MI in tune, you know the major second: DO-RE is a major second, and so is RE-MI…

These greeting tones from the Roman Missal are EXCLUSIVELY constituted with Major Second intervals:

So is the “Orate Fratres” of the Roman Missal :

…and so are the tones for the concluding rites:

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