So I want to learn the minor scale using the three notes per string technique but whenever i try and find one im confronted by harmonic minor, melodic minor etc.

Isnt there just a straight forward minor scale, in the same way there is a major scale? Is the Aeleon(spelling) scale the one i want?
You can construct a minor scale starting from the root W H W W H W W.

Where W = whole step (2 intervals) and H = half step (1 interval). For example the A Minor scale is A, B, C, D, E, F, G (all natural notes). E Minor would be E, F#, G, A, B, C, D.
Quote by ronhoward
You can construct a minor scale starting from the root W H W W H W W.

Where W = whole step (2 intervals) and H = half step (1 interval). For example the A Minor scale is A, B, C, D, E, F, G (all natural notes). E Minor would be E, F#, G, A, B, C, D.

One good thing to keep in your head is that the notes of the C major scale and the A minor scale are the same (all naturals) - it's just the "starting point" that differs.

Similarly, the notes of the G major and E-minor scales are the same (one sharp - F#)

The general rule is that the minor scale that corresponds to a given major scale uses the same notes, but starts 1.5 steps lower (3 half-steps), or two notes lower.

For example:

C major is C, D, E, F, G, A, B, while A-minor is A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

G major is G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, while E-minor is E, F#, G, A, B, C, D

(as the prior poster said)