Scales 5: Introducing The Minor Scale

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In this session you’ll be introduced to the minor scale. The minor scale is almost like the opposite of the major scale. Where the major scale sounds happy and carefree- the minor scale can sound sad and troubled. The craziest thing about the scale is that the relative minor uses the same notes from the major scale. Music is a strange wonderful beast…

Spend some time practicing figures 1, 3, and 4 and you’ll soon begin to understand how it all works.

Fig. 1: C Major & A Minor Scales

Fig. 2: A Minor Chord

Fig. 3: Extended C Major/A Minor Scale

Fig. 4: For Comparison…