#1
I know that if I play in E major, I have to play F#, C# and D# as minors.

But what if I play in E minor, do I have to play those as majors ?

Or is it that if I play in C minor, I need to play Eb, Ab and Bb as majors ?
Last edited by TinyJimbo at Aug 14, 2009,
#2
Huh...

I think you understood something wrong along the way.
Relative minor means, for example when you play the C major scale (CDEFGAB), it's relative minor scale is A minor (6th degree of the major scale) so A minor would be all the notes in C major, but starting at A (ABCDEFG).

Same for all the other scales. For example, G major's (GABCDEF#) relative minor scale would be all the notes of the G major scale, but starting on the 6th degree (E). The notes in E minor would be EF#GABCD.

Understand.
#5
Thanks ! Now I get it. Man that music theory is hard on my brain, but damn is it rewarding !

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Not quite. Your relative majors are wrong. Think of it this way C is the relative major of A and A is the relative minor of C. They are relative of each other, not just one of the other. That being said, the relative majors on that should be:

Eb
F
G
Ab
Bb
Cb (or B)
Db
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#9
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Huh...

I think you understood something wrong along the way.
Relative minor means, for example when you play the C major scale (CDEFGAB), it's relative minor scale is A minor (6th degree of the major scale) so A minor would be all the notes in C major, but starting at A (ABCDEFG).

Same for all the other scales. For example, G major's (GABCDEF#) relative minor scale would be all the notes of the G major scale, but starting on the 6th degree (E). The notes in E minor would be EF#GABCD.

Understand.

so a major scales relative minor is just the 6th degree of that scale?
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#10
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so a major scales relative minor is just the 6th degree of that scale?
Yup, and a minor scale's relative major is just the third (minor third to be precise).
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#11
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Yup, and a minor scale's relative major is just the third (minor third to be precise).

what exactly do u use them for in the first place (obviously never looked at this before)
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