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Your problem MAY be that you start on one note - call it a 'root', and the interval to the next note isn't that difficult to recognise. When you then move to a different 'root', the sound is blurred by the interval that's produced by the second/third notes. Try keeping the same 'root', and listen to different intervals just from that note. Then choose a ...
Every interval has a specific sound - but everyone of us may perceive that differently. But you can build some personalized mnemonic aid especially for you. Custom as it were ;-) I'll tell you some of mine just to give you an idea of how this could work for you. I'll start off with the b7th: Leonard Bernstein - my hero, as conductor and composer -> ...
You should not have to wait too long before listening for the next interval. If your ears are trained well enough, you should be able to listen to a passage of music and hear what notes/chords/intervals are played without a problem at any reasonable speed. My guess is that you just do not have enough experience distinguishing between these intervals yet ...
There are lots of techniques, tips, and tricks out there beyond the "How do you get to Carnage Hall?" answer so lets start a list. This one was super helpful for recognizing intervals (especially when I came up with my own set of mnemonics)
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