#1
hello UG

anyone right off the bat know any chord progessions I can use to apply an A natural Minor .... am learning the natural minor scale and would like to try to improvise a bit with some chords to help with solo practice

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#4
Learn how to harmonise that scale to make your own chords and progressions
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#5
To be extremely precise about it, since we technically are talking about a natural minor (scale based) progression, and not necessarily a natural minor key progression.

There are 2 scales close 2 it, which are the harmonic minor and Dorian scale.

The differences are:

Dorian has a Major 6th (natural minor has a minor 6th)
Harmonic minor has a Major 7th (natural minor has a minor 7th)

(Melodic minor has the combined properties of Dorian and Harmonic minor; As a scale that is)

To make a progression that's 100% unambiguous natural minor you should include the minor 6th and major 7th interval respectively.

A good progression would be in A minor:
Am - F - Dm - Em

Harmonic minor convention added:
Am - F - Dm - E7

Melodic minor variation:
Am/M7 F - D7 - E7

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Learn how to harmonise that scale to make your own chords and progressions


any knowledge on how
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No problem, do all those lessons and understand them perfectly and you can do pretty much anything.
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#11
You can technically use the harmonic minor scale over the natural minor chords too, although they'll act as accidentals like the blues scale.
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#13
Some common progressions in a minor key that don't use chords derived from the harmonic or ascending melodic minor scales:

Am G F

Am F C G

Am Dm G

Am Dm Em

Am C F Em
#14
ok, oh and is the a natural minor the same as a melodic minor?
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ok, oh and is the a natural minor the same as a melodic minor?


No. That is why they are called two different things.

Raise the sixth and seventh interval of the Natural Minor scale by a semi-tone and you'll have Melodic Minor.
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Quote by Marqway
ok, oh and is the a natural minor the same as a melodic minor?


Melodic minor has two forms, ascending and descending. The harmonized A melodic minor scale is as follows:

A melodic minor (ascending) - i ii III+ IV V #vio viio (A, Bm, Caug, D, E, F#dim, G#dim)

A melodic minor (descending) - i iio III iv v VI bVII (Am, Bdim, C, Dm, Em, F, G)