Category Archives: Minor Scale

Pentatonic Scale

The pentatonic scale is a five tone scale. Is is a gapped scale, one that contains intervals of more than a step between adjacent pitches. You can think of the pentatonic scale as a incomplete major scale. All the black keys on a piano is the equivalent to an Aflat minor pentatonic scale. The Pentatonic… Read More »

Melodic Minor Scale

The melodic minor scale is very interesting and has a raised sixth and seventh degree in the ascending form and a natural sixth and seventh (as in the natural minor) in the descending form. Ascending Whole Step – Half Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Half Step… Read More »

Harmonic Minor Scales

The harmonic minor scale has a raised seventh degree. This creates a step and half between the sixth and seventh degree as well as a half step between the seventh and eighth steps. The accidentals or sharps do not appear in the key signature, as they would in the natural minor scale. Whole Step –… Read More »

Natural Minor Scale

The natural minor scale has seven unique pitches with whole steps separating adjacent tones except for half steps between the second and third degrees and between the fifth and sixth degrees. Whole Step – Half Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Half Step – Whole Step – Whole Step The natural a minor… Read More »