Interval recognition, the ability to name and reproduce musical intervals, is an important part of ear training, music transcription, musical intonation and sight-reading.
Reference songs [ edit ]
Some music teachers teach their students relative pitch by having them associate each possible interval with the first interval of a popular song.
Such songs are known as "reference songs."  However, others have shown that such familiar-melody associations are quite limited in scope, applicable only to the specific scale-degrees found in each melody. 
Here are some examples for each interval:
/ God Save the Queen My Country, 'Tis of Thee La Marseillaise Hava Nagila  Jingle Bells  (on America the Beautiful oh beautiful)' Twinkle Twinkle
Jaws   Nice Work If You Can Get It  Isn't She Lovely   As Time Goes By Ode to Joy (2nd and 3rd notes)
 Stella by Starlight  Joy to the World   Für Elise    Theme from Jurassic Park   The Sailor's Hornpipe Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Frère Jacques   Silent Night   Never Gonna Give You Up  Strangers in the Night
 Mary Had a Little Lamb  Three Blind Mice'    Satin Doll  The First Noel   So What Do-Re-Mi
(the Axel F Beverly Hills Cop theme song)  Greensleeves   Cowboys From Hell Smoke on the Water  O Canada   The Impossible Dream  So Long, Farewell  Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone  by Iron Man Black Sabbath  Theme from Rocky Bad   Brahms's Lullaby  
Hallelujah Hey Jude   The Star-Spangled Banner    Frosty the Snowman  Theme to Hook This Old Man v  or  I Love You, You Love Me from Barney & Friends }  Ring a Ring o' Roses Theme song from
Bob the Builder
When the Saints Go Marching In  While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Spring from Vivaldi's Four Seasons   Kumbaya  I Could Have Danced All Night
And did those feet in ancient time Summertime  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   Westminster Quarters Goodnight, Ladies  Beethoven's (first movement) Symphony No. 5 
Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow's Route 1 Theme
Taps Auld Lang Syne  O Tannenbaum/Oh Christmas Tree  Apache Here Comes the Bride  Amazing Grace  by Constant Motion Dream Theater Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Eine kleine Nachtmusik  Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)  Theme From Dynasty  Theme From
( Maria ) West Side Story  The Saint The Simpsons Theme 
listen,learn,read on (chorus) YYZ  Turn Back Oh Man Black Sabbath 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star  My Favorite Things  Scarborough Fair  Also sprach Zarathustra  Theme from Star Wars  Yeah!   (on Can't Help Falling in Love Wise Men)
 Seven Steps to Heaven  What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?  The Flintstones Theme  Back to the Future Theme 
Bashana Haba'ah Bei Mir Bistu Shein Black Orpheus Conquest of Paradise, Vangelis, Theme of 1492  Pity and Fear ( Death Cab for Cutie Song) saxophone hook from Baker Street A Change of Seasons I. The Crimson Sunrise - Dream Theater (second and fourth notes) The Entertainer (big interval after pick-up)  Because (The Beatles song) Close Every Door 
 You're Everything  (Theme from the movie Where Do I Begin? ) Love Story 
Across the Stars, Anakin and Padme love theme from Star Wars II.
My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean  NBC Theme Song  Leia's Theme (from Star Wars)  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  (on Jingle Bells "dashing" through the snow)  (on America the Beautiful "America," America) My Way  volta la carta (verse) For He's a Jolly Good Fellow  
All Blues A Weaver of Dreams  Take the A-Train Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen  The Music of the Night  Over There  (chorus) Man in the Mirror   (popularized by Patsy Cline) Crazy
Theme from Star Trek  ( Somewhere West Side Story)  ( Embers Fire Paradise Lost) Nothing Compares 2 U   The Winner Takes It All   ( The Take Over, The Breaks Over Fall Out Boy)
Watermelon Man  An American in Paris  Lady Jane(refrain) 
Take On Me  Pure Imagination Theme from Fantasy Island  What's New Pussycat?
I Love You 
Over the Rainbow  Blue Bossa  The Christmas Song  Sweet Child O' Mine Let It Snow  Purple Haze intro How Many More Times My Sharona
When You Wish Upon a Star No Surprises Willow Weep For Me  Doogie Howser, M.D. Theme To Zanarkand, Final Fantasy X Bulls on Parade intro
In addition, there are various
solmization systems (including solfeggio, sargam, and numerical sight-singing) that assign specific syllables to different notes of the scale. Among other things, this makes it easier to hear how intervals sound in different contexts, such as starting on different notes of the same scale.
References [ edit ]
Mayfield, Connie E. (2002). Theory Essentials, Volume I: An Integrated Approach to Harmony, Ear Training, and Keyboard Skills. New York: Schirmer. ISBN 0-534-57231-6.
Sutton, Christopher. "The Ultimate Guide to Interval Ear Training". Easy Ear Training . Retrieved . 24 June 2016
^ Rogers, Michael (1983): "Beyond Intervals: The Teaching of Tonal Hearing,"
Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, (6):18-34
Traditional. "Hava Nagila". The Jews of Cuba.
James Lord Pierpont. "Jingle Bells". Cantorion.
Samuel Augustus Ward. "America the Beautiful". Cantorion.
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"Songs to learn musical intervals". EarMaster. EarMaster ApS . Retrieved . 14 November 2016
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"Use Songs You Know to Learn Your Musical Intervals". Musical scales and chords . Retrieved . 14 November 2016
Lowell Mason. "Joy to the World". IMSLP.
Ludwig van Beethoven. "Für Elise". IMSLP.
Traditional. "Frère Jacques". traditional-songs.com.
Franz Xaver Gruber. "Silent Night". Wikifonia.
Rick Astley. "Never Gonna Give You Up". YouTube.
John W. Ivimey. "Complete Version of ye Three Blind Mice". Project Gutenberg.
"The First Nowell". The Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
"National Anthem: O Canada". Government of Canada.
Johannes Brahms. "5 Lieder, Op.49". IMSLP. 4. Wiegenlied (Berceuse).
John Stafford Smith. "The Star-Spangled Banner". IMSLP. Arrangements and transcriptions.
"Free Sheet Music: 'This Old Man' (Primer Level)". Piano Pronto.
Scatarella, Christy. "A Big Hug Over Barney's Song". The Seattle Times.
Antonio Vivaldi. "Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269". IMSLP.
Harry Burleigh. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". IMSLP.
Ludwig van Beethoven. "Symphony No. 5, Op. 67". IMSLP.