Scales 5: Introducing The Minor Scale

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…