#1
I've been writing down the Major scales off the music theory thread all the Sharp keys, flat keys and Enharmonic and now I've finished and i can't find the Minor scales anywhere.. can anyone help me please?
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#2
you will find the notes of each natural minor scale if you start from the sixth note of a major scale.

C major
C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C

A minor
A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A


G major
G-A-B-C-D-E-F#-G

E minor
E-F#-G-A-B-C-D-E


A major
A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#-A

F# minor
F#-G#-A-B-C#-E-F#


etc.
#3
Look at the circle of fifths:
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#4
^ +1

you need to memorize the Major scale to relative minor relationships.
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#5
Thanks a lot
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#6
Another way to find minor scales - parallel minor scales (ones with the same root as the major) rather than relative minor scales (ones with a different root but using all the same notes as the major), is that while a Major scale in intervals is

R 2 3 4 5 6 7

A natural minor scale is

R 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

So if C Major is C D E F G A B, C natural minor is C D Eb F G Ab Bb

Its worth knowing all different ways of finding them, as they are all useful in different circumstances, and help you understand different concepts, so when you try and learn something else, like chord construction or different scales or modes, its a lot easier as you understand teh concept behind it.
#7
^ good call

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#8
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Thanks a lot
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That's one the most inspiring things I've heard in a while.

If you ever get serious with guitar or writing music...that circle is gonna become more and more a part of your life. It's an awesome tool. Best of luck with your scales man!
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#9
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That's one the most inspiring things I've heard in a while.

If you ever get serious with guitar or writing music...that circle is gonna become more and more a part of your life. It's an awesome tool. Best of luck with your scales man!



Ive actually gotten by without it (and consider myself to be serious about writing music and playing guitar), however it is a good visual aid. Definitely worth being aware of.
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