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#1 belish_me

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

please,i understand major scale and it should be follow by ( tone-tone-semitone-tone-tone-tone-semitone).But what  about the the minor scale,what is the methode of playing it an what is the usefulness of this minor scale,when would i play on minor scale?



#2 Will Barrow

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hi belish-me,

                        So I understand your question["what is the methods of playing it"]referring to the minor scale-are you asking about its construction,fingering or something else? A basic "natural" minor scale (ascending) is constructed by going from any note up a tone-semitone-tone-tone-semitone-tone-tone.Minor scales,like all scales,are useful for learning the harmonic and melodic roadmap in a given key or over a given chord.Melodies in a minor key[for example A minor] are usually constructed from the notes of the corresponding minor scale [an A minor scale],in addition to using notes not found in the scale....Two common varistions of the natural minor scale are the harmonic and melodic minor scales.Happy playing,    Will







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