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Xranthoius
post Jan 17 2008, 02:44 AM
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Okay, so I just had a guitar lesson today, and my intructor wanted me to find out more about minor scales. What are they? Why are they minor? What makes them minor? and questions like that. smile.gif

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post Jan 17 2008, 02:47 AM
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They are scales with a b3. They are minor because they have b3. The b3 makes them minor.

Oh yea and if you know your major scale boxes already know all the minor scales boxes as well. Just start with the 6th box of the major scale and you will be playing the the relative minor of the major scale you are playing, the 7th box of the major scale is the 2nd of the minor, 1st box of major scale is 3rd box, etc.

EDIT: Srry!!! I though this was theory board, didn't mean to post before instructor in instructor forums!

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post Jan 17 2008, 02:50 AM
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K thanks, does b3 mean third flat interval? hmm I'm not great with theory! biggrin.gif

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post Jan 17 2008, 02:51 AM
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QUOTE (Xranthoius @ Jan 17 2008, 02:50 AM) *
K thanks, does 3 mean third flat interval? hmm I'm not great with theory! biggrin.gif


Yes. But the natural minor scale also has a b6 and b7, but any scale, chord, mode whatever with a b3 is "minor." I'll leave the rest to Andrew...like I said I thought this was theory board, my bad!


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post Jan 17 2008, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Jan 16 2008, 07:51 PM) *
Yes. But the natural minor scale also has a b6 and b7, but any scale, chord, mode whatever with a b3 is "minor." I'll leave the rest to Andrew...like I said I thought this was theory board, my bad!


Oh ok yeah I get it now, easy wink.gif Thanks!


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post Jan 17 2008, 01:13 PM
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Absolutely right Shellshock - the b3 interval defnes a scale as being minor.


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