can anyone gimme a rundown on what natural minor is? thanks
minor aeolian mode i believe
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It's the major scale with a b3 b6 and b7.

What happens is you take the Major Scale step pattern
W W H W W W H
and start at the sixth step the new pattern becomes W H W W W H W.
This creates a b3 a b6 and a b7. The Natural Minor scale.

EDIT: The term minor scale refers to the relationship between the root and the third degree. If it is a distance of three semitones it is a minor third and consequently a minor scale. If it is a distance of four semitones it is a major third and consequently a major scale.

The term "natural" is used to distinguish it from the altered minor scales namely the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales. Both these scales are derived from the natural minor scale but certain notes have been altered in order to achieve specific harmonic and melodic ends.
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Last edited by 20Tigers at Aug 15, 2008,
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It's the major scale with a b3 b6 and b7.

What happens is you take the Major Scale step pattern
W W H W W W H
and start at the sixth step the new pattern becomes W H W W W H W.
This creates a b3 a b6 and a b7. The Natural Minor scale.

EDIT: The term minor scale refers to the relationship between the root and the third degree. If it is a distance of three semitones it is a minor third and consequently a minor scale. If it is a distance of four semitones it is a major third and consequently a major scale.

The term "natural" is used to distinguish it from the altered minor scales namely the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales. Both these scales are derived from the natural minor scale but certain notes have been altered in order to achieve specific harmonic and melodic ends.

x2. That pretty much sums it up nicely.