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Minor Scales/ Natural Minor Scales

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Minor Scales/ Natural Minor Scales musi 100 - 104

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The minor set of the Circle of 5ths!
Fundamentals of Music
Michael Wu
Class Notes
Music, Fundamentals, Scales
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Date Created: 10/18/16
Music Theory: Natural Minor/ Minor/ Relative Major Scales Circle of 5ths (Minor Scales):  Moving counterclockwise (circle of 5 ‘s), each subsequent key starts on the fourth scale degree of its previous Note + one flat, the subdominant of the scale, until C-flat major, which has seven flats. o Counterclockwise - the notes inside the circle Knowledge:  B major (five sharps) sounds the same as C-flat major (seven flats).  F-sharp major (six sharps) sounds the same as G-flat major (six flats).  C-sharp major (seven sharps) sounds the same asD-flat major (five flats).  modes have to do with the order of whole and half steps between the seven tones of a scale. In a more general sense, modes are closely related to melody, since after all, melodies are based on scales.  building the relative minor of a major scale: o start on the submediant (scale degree six) of the major scale o complete an octave (8)  the same letter names  same accidentals of the original major scale.  A minor scale that shares exactly the same accidentals as its relative major scale is called the natural minor scale. ^  Two other forms of the minor scale: the harmonic minor and the melodic minor forms.  Natural Scale = o W H WW H WW  A Minor: o No Accidentals o Relative minor of C Major  Minor Scales: o Half steps fall between 2/3 & 5/6 o Scale Degrees:  Tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, and subtonic.  A Sharp Natural Minor = All Sharps  C Sharp Natural Minor = 3 naturals: E/A/B (in that order)  C Natural Minor = 3 flats: Eb/ Ab/ Bb (in that ordeThe rest are natural  G Sharp Natural Minor = 6 sharps: G#/ A#/ C#/ D#/ F#/ G# - The rest are Natural  D Natural Minor = 1 flat: Bb The rest are Natural  E Natural Minor = 1 sharp: F# -The rest are Natural  D Sharp Natural Minor = 1 Natural: B –The rest are Sharps


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