Playing Natural Minor Scales
GUITAR, Multimedia tutorials, Scales & Arpeggios, How 2 Play Guitar
A natural minor scale consists of seven notes (1 2 m3 4 5 m6 m7) which are separated from each other by the following intervals: 1-1/2-1-1-1/2-1-1 (Ex. in C: C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb). If you transpose it into a different key, the tonic (1) will be your point of reference. A natural minor scale is nothing more than a major scale starting on the 6th degree. In various styles – be it pop, rock, heavy metal or jazz – natural minor scales are an essential tool for soloing and improvising on chord progressions/changes in a minor key. This course provides: the five positions of the natural minor scale (diagrams and video), three technical exercises (first in triplets, then in quads, finally in thirds) with their corresponding recordings to get accustomed to them, and seven licks for putting them into practice by playing them along to backing tracks.