Minor Scales
 Jan 17 2008, 02:44 AM Post #1 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 447 Joined: 21-May 07 From: Usa Illinois Member No.: 1.897 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. ~Xran --------------------
 Jan 17 2008, 02:47 AM Post #2 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 689 Joined: 26-March 07 From: Columbus, Georgia, USA Member No.: 1.414 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! This post has been edited by shellshock1911: Jan 17 2008, 02:50 AM --------------------
 Jan 17 2008, 02:50 AM Post #3 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 447 Joined: 21-May 07 From: Usa Illinois Member No.: 1.897 K thanks, does b3 mean third flat interval? hmm I'm not great with theory! This post has been edited by Xranthoius: Jan 17 2008, 02:53 AM --------------------
 Jan 17 2008, 02:51 AM Post #4 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 689 Joined: 26-March 07 From: Columbus, Georgia, USA Member No.: 1.414 QUOTE (Xranthoius @ Jan 17 2008, 02:50 AM) K thanks, does 3 mean third flat interval? hmm I'm not great with theory! 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! --------------------
 Jan 17 2008, 02:54 AM Post #5 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 447 Joined: 21-May 07 From: Usa Illinois Member No.: 1.897 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 Thanks! --------------------
 Jan 17 2008, 01:13 PM Post #6 Moderation Policy Director Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 10.459 Joined: 6-February 07 From: CT, USA Member No.: 1.167 Absolutely right Shellshock - the b3 interval defnes a scale as being minor. -------------------- Check out my Instructor profile Live long and prosper ...My Stuff:Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 BassAcoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 NylonEffects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBloodAmps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab

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