Ok, so I got a dumb question. Why is a minor 2nd called a minor 2nd? "Basic Music Theory", a really great book mainly aimed at children (that's why I like it ) and written by Jonathan Harnum, states: A Major interval lowered a half step becomes a minor interval. Ok, so that kinda makes sense. What struck me as odd is: The flat 6th and the flat 7th are both in the minor scale, while the minor 2nd ISN'T. I thought the names were derived from the names of the major and minor scale, because all major intervals are in the major scale and all minor intervals (except the 2nd) are in the minor scale. But the 2nd (one whole tone) is in both the major AND the minor scale, so why is a flat 2nd called a minor 2nd in the first place? Anyone else thought that to be odd? Or was I fooled by the names, which to me imply that the name of the interval corresponds to the name of the scale in which those intervals are included?