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Lesson 4: Minor Scale Patterns
There are no new scale patterns to learn
here. If you studied the patterns in the Major
Scale Patterns lesson, then you already know
your minor scale patterns. If you didn't study
Major Scale Patterns, you might want to go do
For every major scale, there is a relative
minor scale. These two scales share
the exact same notes. The only
difference is that they start in different
places. To find the relative minor of a major
scale go down a minor 3rd (3 frets).
For the key of C major, the
would be A minor.
C Major scale = C - D - E- F- G - A - B
A Minor scale = A - B - C - D - E - F - G
This means that if you want to play an A minor
scale, you can play a C major scale, just
focusing on A as the tonic.
If you wanted to play D minor scale
you would use an F major scale
If you wanted to play B minor scale
you would use an D major scale
To restate: what this means is that while
you were learning your major scale patterns,
you were actually learning your minor scale
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