A natural minor scale 1

Animated A natural minor scale 1 tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Theory section on scales.

Here we look at the most common type of minor scale - called the natural minor scale. Just like the major scale, this minor scale follows a specific sequence of intervals:

Root - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2(octave)

In this ActionTab you can see these intervals played out clearly along the A string first. Next we play it out across the strings.

Use this ActionTab to familiarise youself with the intervals for the natural minor scale, and its sound. Although this scale shares some notes with the major scale it is distinctly different. Musicians tend to use the minor scales to play sadder, moodier or darker types of melody. This is one of the reasons the minor scale is the foundation of a lot of blues and rock music!

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