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Interval consisting of 3 whole‐tones and a semitone, so‐called because no. of notes from one extreme of the interval to the other in the diatonic scale is 5. A perfect 5th is the distance from, for example, C to G. From C up to G♭ is a diminished fifth, and from C up to G♯ is an augmented fifth. See under consecutive.

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