#1
I'm pretty new to scales, what I don't get is, in the b minor scale, why does it go b, c#, d, e, f#, g, a , b? Why isn't it just b, c, d, e, f, g, a ,b? Also, why are there mixolydian, lydian, dorian etc?
#2
B, C, D, E, F.... is just the C scale starting on the 6th note of the scale. Some say that is a mode, some say its not, you judge.

there are many lessons on this on the forum, just ype in scale lessons or something and you will find
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#3
It's because a natural minor scale follows the pattern: whwwhww. w = whole step h = half step
#4
first things first modes are not scales.

Secondly its because of the intervals in the minor scale.

The steps (whole and half) in between each note are as follows. (W being whole and H being half)

WHWWHWW

So in B minor you get this

B - whole step - C# - half step - D - whole step - E - whole step - F# - Half step - G - whole step - A - whole step back to B.

Hope it helps
#5
a scale is just a set of intervals


a minor scales intervals are WHWWHWW (w= whole step, h = half step)

so the notes in a b minor scale are b, c#, d, e, f#, g, a , b

b is the root, 1 whole step up is the 2nd(c#), 1 half step up is the 3rd(d), 1 whole step up is the 4th(e) and so on


a minor(and its relative major, c) has no sharps or flats

which is why its notes are a, b, c, d,e , f, g,


same intervals as the other one but different notes


a is the root, 1 whole step up is the 2nd(b) and so on


edit: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
#6
Quote by djsdabest
first things first modes are not scales.

Secondly its because of the intervals in the minor scale.

The steps (whole and half) in between each note are as follows. (W being whole and H being half)

WHWWHWW

So in B minor you get this

B - whole step - C# - half step - D - whole step - E - whole step - F# - Half step - G - whole step - A - whole step back to B.

Hope it helps



Thanks for your help
#9
Quote by Dethros
One last question, what are modes?

Forget about them. They are of no use to you until you have a very thorough understanding of scales.
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#10
Quote by Dethros
One last question, what are modes?


Best to ask in the music theory forum here/google it