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E to A# is an Augmented 4th, right?

The best answer would have been: Augmented 4th or Tritone. This will make the teacher to be convinced that the student really understands how special this interval is.
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Can we shift the diatonic scale "one fifth" to the left?

Your wording of the question is a little unclear. You don't need to move by perfect fifths eight time to get seven tones, only six jumps by perfect fifth will give you seven tones. Also, I'm not sure ...
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3:1 (or 1:3) interval, does it exist ? How to perform it from a C?

Wouldn't the resulting sound be highly agreable to hear ? Likely yes. It is attributed to Pythagoras to discover that notes which frequency ratios can be expressed with small integers are consonant. ...
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What is the size of a doubly diminished second

It's a semitone down. A bit theoretical (but no more so than a diminished unison I suppose) but the interval-naming system supports it.
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What is the size of a doubly diminished second

You're correct, a diminished second is a unison and a doubly diminished second would be a semitone downwards. Not everything that is theoretically possible is of any practical musical use, this is a ...
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Augmented intervals

There are three things to state when describing an interval. Firstly, major/minor/perfect/diminished/augmented. Secondly a number. Thirdly a direction (up/down). So we can talk about a major third ...
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Augmented intervals

Sure, the system extends to unisons. An augmented unison is straightforward, you just decide to spell a semitone as C to C♯ rather than C to D♭. The diminished unison may be more of a theoretical ...
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Augmented intervals

Augmented unison is definitely a thing. C and C#. Nothing weird about it. Diminished unison, well... would be kind of the same as augmented unison, only you'd think of the two tones in reverse - ...
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How did minor 2nd get its name?

The intervals of a second, third, sixth, seventh, ninth and so on come in pairs: smaller and larger. The larger n-th is always one semitone larger than the smaller one. Smaller second - one semitone, ...
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How did minor 2nd get its name?

The term minor in these cases refers to smaller (major = greater/larger). So a m2 is smaller as an interval than M2, by one semitone. It has nothing at all to do with notes in the minor key. Even ...
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Confusion regarding intervals

Thank you everbody for your contribution to answering my question.It seemed to me that this topic does throw up confusion in others as well. So I decided to go back and read a bit more and now I think ...
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Confusion regarding intervals

Strangely enough, there are also minor 3rd intervals in a major scale! In key C for example, ^3>^5 (E>G) is a m3. So is A>C. You have been sold misinformation, or have translated it wrongly, ...
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Confusion regarding intervals

All the notes of a major scale are a major interval above the tonic. (Except that we call 'major' 4ths, 5ths and octaves 'Perfect' rather than 'Major'.) C to D is a major 2nd, C to E is a major 3rd ...
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Confusion regarding intervals

This somewhat confusing pedagogical device may be stated more precisely thus: every degree of the major scale (excluding the fourth, fifth, and octave, because these are perfect intervals) is a major ...
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Confusion regarding intervals

The statement that "ALL the intervals on a major scale are major intervals" is indeed confusing and not true. As you mentioned, the 3rd to 4th is a half step (minor 2nd) and 7 to root is ...
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