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#983230 - 12/29/08 12:13 PM MINOR scale
danzack Offline
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Registered: 03/10/08
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Hi, can you give me advice which Minor scale i have to start first. I know there are 3 kinds of minor scales: natural, harmonic and melodic. I have already finished major scales, so i have to start with minors, but i dont know which one to choose.
Thanks in advance.

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#983231 - 12/29/08 12:27 PM Re: MINOR scale
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Harmonic is the one used in most western music you will encounter, and the most important to be familiar with.
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#983232 - 12/29/08 05:08 PM Re: MINOR scale
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My teacher started me with the natural minor. Then taught the melodic and harmonic as variations on the natural. The melodic has a raised 6th and 7th when ascending and is the same as the natural when descending. The harmonic has a raised 7th in both directions.

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#983233 - 12/30/08 11:39 AM Re: MINOR scale
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I'll ditto what bluekeys had to say. Natural minor is The Minor Scale, Aeolian if you like. For what it is worth I learned the natural minor scale -- it gave me what I needed and I never ventured beyond that, unless you count parallel modes using Dorian and Phrygian as venturing further.

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