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How do you use a natural minor scale on guitar?

How do you use a natural minor scale on guitar?

To play natural minor scales on the guitar, you just move the pattern along the neck of the guitar to build whatever minor scale you’d like. Whatever note you start with on the top (low E) string is the name of the scale.

What is the correct pattern for a natural minor scale?

Natural Minor scale — a scale that contains half-steps between 2-3 and 5-6 scale degrees (the natural form). Harmonic minor scale — a form of a minor scale with half steps between 2-3, 5-6 and 7-8. Its unique interval is that between 6-7 — the whole plus half step (or augmented 2nd).

What are the modes of the natural minor scale?

Here are the seven modes of the harmonic minor scale :

  • Harmonic minor mode I : Harmonic minor scale (minor).
  • Harmonic minor mode II : Locrian 13 or Locrian 6 (half-diminished).
  • Harmonic minor mode III : Ionian #5 (augmented).
  • Harmonic minor mode IV : Dorian #11 (or dorian #4) (minor).

What are the 5 positions of the minor scale?

These 5 positions are all one and the same natural minor scale but played in different shapes and areas on the fretboard to give you the freedom to play the scale all over the neck and improvise without restrictions. The natural minor scale (also known as Aeolian mode) is derived from the major scale.

What are the notes on the natural minor scale?

The natural minor scale comprises the following notes / intervals: 1 Tonic note 2 Major 2nd 3 Minor 3rd 4 Perfect 4th 5 Perfect 5th 6 Minor 6th 7 Minor 7th

What kind of guitar scales do you use?

It’s in C, so improvise using the C natural minor scale. (You could also throw in some C pentatonic minor or C blues scale licks; when playing blues you can often mix natural minor, minor pentatonic and blues scales.) The natural minor scale is a useful scale for soloing over songs in minor keys.

Where are the minor notes on a guitar?

You can construct the minor scale in any key by following this formula of whole/half steps. If you moved the root note up two frets to A and followed the same whole-step/half-step structure, you would form the A minor scale. The notes that make up guitar scales exist all over the fretboard.