Its ascending interval form consists of a key note, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step. For example, A Minor example you used above is the natural (relevant) minor for the Major C (as you stated) it appears that the C, D, E, F & G are an octave above the same notes uses in the Major C Scale!!?? I’m trying to learn scales now , (practiclly i can play slash ,Metallica…etc but dont know much So for example, the A in A natural minor could start on any of the A’s above or below the C of the C major your looking at. I want a guitar on major and minor keys of A,B,C,D,E,F&G. The Aeolian Scale consists of the same notes as the Natural Minor Scale. For the position where you have root under the first finger on the 4th string, the pattern would also start on the first finger as well. Thanks for your dedication for this wonderful website. You seem to have a fantastic understanding of the guitar and music theory. I see that in natural minor scale, 5th degree is must to be minor 7th. All of these scales starting on different A’s are still the A natural minor scale and as such a scale is independent of the octave it is played in. I am a big fan of viewing the neck in terms of the CAGED system and believe that as you start to get a good mastery of what I have presented you should go on to continue to learn all 5 positions for these scales and also other scales, chords and arpeggios in all 5 CAGED positions. Its confusing me so muchhh. Scales you can use in the real world, created by a human guitarist. The relative minor is a minor key and the scales of this key could be the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale or the melodic minor scale. The natural minor scale pattern features the same exact notes as the Aeolian mode in modal music. Sir, I will be proud of you if you send the “Name of some books with author and publication name for lerning Spanish Guitar”, in my email [email protected]……………….please……please…….please… help me. I’ve been thinking about adding a section to the site on understanding chord progressions for a while. It would seem that the A, B, C, etc would be the A in FACE and B in boy and C in FACE, etc?? Hi! For the final pattern, I would start this pattern with my second finger and then move my hand position up a fret for the 2nd and 1st strings. However, it would seem that they do not ALL share the same octave. So A minor is the relative minor of C major. Feed me some … I’d say the reason your seeing multiple different versions of each scale is that scales adopt different patterns depending on where they are played up the neck. That article takes you through using the major scale as an example, but you can apply the exact same procedure to form chords from the natural minor scale. Many of the progressions in these styles will be based on the chords of the scale shown above and many popular songs will feature guitar solos over these chord progressions that are entirely built from this scale. I really enjoy it a lot and I think I do have some improvement in my playing. So the formula has only constructed our sequence of letters, but say the starting A of the natural minor could be the A on the staff in FACE, or the A above the staff or the A below the staff (or even several octaves above or below this). For the next pattern that also has the root on the 5th string, I would start the pattern with my 1st finger and then move my hand down a fret at the 4th and 3rd strings then back up for the 2nd and 1st strings. For the purpose of rock and pop, the vast majority of songs use the natural minor above out of theses three minor scales to construct their chords, chord progressions and solos/melodies, …. When playing with them, because the different modes have a different note as the tonic or root note, even though they are the same pattern you do view them a bit differently and will need to practice them in the context of that mode a bit, but it will come together a lot quicker than the first time you learn them. Is the Relevant Minor of a Major always the same as the “Natural” Minor? Guitar theory)but I don’t know which scales to learn , I mean when you learn chords its the basic A,B,C,D,E,F,G chords and I thought same is the case with scales , but when I searched C major scale , I found completely different scales all claming to be c major ,and same is for the other G,D etc , help!!!! Start making sense of chords, scales, modes and finding the key to help you be more creative on the guitar. backing tracks designed for the aeolian mode. Firstly, rather than “Relevant” minor it’s “Relative” minor. Thus, if I were to make a normal C note in A Minor, it would be one octave above the first C Note in the C Major Scale. You can read about practicing scales in sequences in our article on guitar scale sequences. It is very informative and useful for an aspiring guitarist like me from India. You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
. I’ll try and clear up any confusion here. Where exactly on these scales you move your hand position can vary depending on the phrase your playing, but these suggestions should be good for learning the scale ascending and descending. You can practice your soling and improvisation with this scale over our backing tracks designed for the aeolian mode. So, the Relative Minor Scale must only be in theory and you don’t use it as A Minor when playing a guitar??? In music theory, the term minor scale refers to three scale patterns – the natural minor scale (or Aeolian mode), the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale (ascending or descending) – rather than just one as with the major scale.