Hi GMC! Welcome to the second Exotic Scale of the series of lessons about these new flavors. In this opportunity we are going to see the Neapolitan Minor.
As I've said in the Neapolitan Major lesson the modes of this scales are not always named the same by different authors, so I'll give you the choices if it is necessary.
This lesson will show you a possible chord progression made of the chords that could be taken from this scale. Also you will have the modes played once by me and the second time by the backing so you can play over the backing. This two approximations, the modes played over an octave and the chords, will get you familiar with this scale.
I hope you enjoy the lesson!
Here is the chord progression: Cm maj7- Fm7- Cm maj7- G# (#5 b9)/B – G7 (b5 b9) – Abmaj7 – Gsus aug- Cm maj7- Dbmaj7 – Dbm7 (#11) – Eb7 (#5) - Cm maj7.
Neapolitan Minor: I – II – III – IV – V – VI – VII
C Db Eb F G Ab B
2nd : Lydian #6 Db – Eb – F – G – Ab – B – C – Db
3rd : Mixolydian Augmented/ Mixolydian #5 Eb – F – G – Ab – B – C – Db – Eb
4th : Hungarian Gypsy/Aeolian #4 F – G – Ab – B – C – Db – Eb – F
5th : Locrian Dominant/ Locrian Natural 3rd G – Ab – B – C – Db – Eb – F – G
6th : Ionian #2 Ab – B – C – Db – Eb – F – G – Ab
7th : Ultra Locrian bb3 B – C – Db – Eb – F – G – Ab - B