#1
Ok, I'm just a little confused. I've been looking alittle more into theory, and I've heard both these scales called the Minor scale.


-------5--7--8-----------
-------5--6--8-----------
-------4--5--7-----------
-------5--7---------------
-------5--7--8-----------
-------5--7--8-----------


--------5--6--8--------
--------5--6--8--------
--------5--7------------
--------5--7--8---------
--------5--7--8---------
--------5--6--8---------




So, whats the deal?
#2
The first is THE minor scale.

The second is Phyrgian mode, which, although minor in tonality, isn't the scale you're thinking of.
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#3
I can't tell what's what just by looking at them (don't have my guitar with me), but I'm sure those are just different modes of minor, i.e. natural & harmonic minor. The first one looks like harmonic minor, and the second natural, but I'm completely guessing here. Although I think I'm on the right track in thinking that they're just different modes.

EDIT: ^Damn! Beat me to it!
(Not to mention you're probably right, too)
#4
The minor scale is the same as the major scale except it has a flatted 3rd, 5th, and 7th. Ex:
The "E" scale is E F# G# A B C# D# E. The Em scale is E F# G A B C D E.
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Yes, yes I am

But you're right to say they're different modes.

The first is Aeolian, the second Phyrgian.

Both have a flattened third and are therefore minor. But the 1st is THE minor scale.
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#7
This is actually very simple theory.

I don't know ack when it comes to the advanced stuff.

more info on modes
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