#1
Okay, I worked out the notes in the minor scales, and I would just like to make sure I have it right.

C Minor Scale -----> C D# F G A# C
Db Minor Scale -----> Db E Gb Ab B Db
D Minor Scale -----> D F G A C D
Eb Minor Scale -----> Eb Gb Ab Bb Db Eb
E Minor Scale -----> E G A B D E
F Minor Scale -----> F G# Bb C D# F
F# Minor Scale -----> F# A B C# E F#
G Minor Scale -----> G A# C D F G
Ab Minor Scale -----> Ab B Db Eb Gb Ab
A Minor Scale -----> A C D E G A
Bb Minor Scale -----> Bb Db Eb F Ab Bb
B Minor Scale -----> B D E F# A B

Please tell me of any corrections, thanks.

EDIT:

Natural Minor

C Minor Scale -----> C D D# F G G# A# C
Db Minor Scale -----> Db Eb E Gb Ab A B Db
D Minor Scale -----> D E F G A Bb C D
Eb Minor Scale -----> Eb F Gb Ab Bb B Db Eb
E Minor Scale -----> E F# G A B C D E
F Minor Scale -----> F G Ab Bb C Db Eb F
F# Minor Scale -----> F# G# A B C# D E F#
G Minor Scale -----> G A A# C D D# F G
Ab Minor Scale -----> Ab Bb B Db Eb E Gb Ab
A Minor Scale -----> A B C D E F G A
Bb Minor Scale -----> Bb C Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb
B Minor Scale -----> B C# D E F# G A B
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#2
I am assuming you are talking about the natural minor, in which case it is incorrect. You have only 6 notes when there should be 7, the formula for the natural minor scale is W H W W H W W (whole step, half step, whole step etc).

So C Natural minor would be C D D# F G G# A# - or more precisely - C D Eb F G Ab Bb.

Try and apply the formula to the rest of your root notes and see what you come up with.

EDIT: yes sorry, you are right, it is pentatonic minor. I was slow to catch on to that there.
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#3
Actually he only has 5 different notes there per key. (pentatonic scales)

You can easily check for urself given you know the chromatic scale (I assume, but just to make sure )

Just take the A minor pentatonic scale: A, C, D ,E , G and increase every note a half step up if you go a half step up in the key.

So A# has: A#, C#, D#, F, G#

B has: B, D, E, F#, A

etc. etc.

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#4
I had a look at a lesson, then I looked at a sticky, and now realise they are different, and I know what is wrong now, I shall fix it.
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#5
they are correct for the pentatonic minor. and well dont on keeping the sharps and flats with the correct notes before them
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#6
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Those are completely wrong. Sorry, but thats true.

first off, the minor scale has 7 notes in it, not 5.

For instance, the C minor scale would be: C D Eb F G Ab Bb


Not wrong just incomplete. He took the notes of every minor PENTATONIC scales. HE just needs to add the Major2nd and Min6th to every scale.

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#7
^ My mistake I started off down the wrong route

Ts is looking at pentatonic minor, while I assumed it was natural minor. (why naming a scale properly is important :P).

Ts you do appear correct
#8
Sorry for naming it wrong, I only started learning theory and scales recently, and just wanted to check this. I'm going to do it for natural minor, and thanks for letting me know the difference in the scales.

EDIT: I realise mistakes in first part, even as pentatatonic scales as well.
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#9
Don't forget Gb Minor.
Yes, you have F# Minor but it's good to know both as they both have an equal number of #/b notes.


Edit:

You're forming the scales incorrectly.
As a diatonic scale, each note (A through G) should be mentioned once and once only.

IE. C Minor Scale
C D D# F G G# A# C - Wrong
C D Eb F G Ab Bb C - Right

If you want more detailed info on why this is, have a look for a Circle of Fifths lesson.


Edit 2: Wow, talk about too many cooks!
Last edited by ChrisN at Jan 5, 2009,
#10
Quote by ChrisN
Don't forget Gb Minor.
Yes, you have F# Minor but it's good to know both as they both have an equal number of #/b notes.


Edit:

You're forming the scales incorrectly.
As a diatonic scale, each note (A through G) should be mentioned once and once only.

IE. C Minor Scale
C D D# F G G# A# C - Wrong
C D Eb F G Ab Bb C - Right

If you want more detailed info on why this is, have a look for a Circle of Fifths lesson.


Edit 2: Wow, talk about too many cooks!


Thanks for explaining how the scale should be formed, I'm typing it up and saving it to my computer, so I'll just fix it there.
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#11
its not necessarily the note names that make up a scale, but it is the pattern of melodic intervals that follow the root note(intervals meaning half steps or whole steps). you can play all those minor scales and you will hear they all have the same melody, the only thing that you will hear different is the pitch. this is also a major concept to understand when you learn the modes of the major scale.
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