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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Mar 11, 2001.
can someone please post a moveable minor scale please. because i only know major ones. thanx
Checke a activebass.com, you find there, all the scales....
An easy pattern to get you started:
Try to figure out other patterns and fingerings yourself.
there are three types of minor scales, natural, harmonic and melodic. the natural is the same as oysterman posted. you can move the scale by using the same shape, or use intervals, as i prefer. by thinking in terms of intervals, all scales are much easier. the intervallic stucture of natural minor, is whwwhww. for hermonic minor, just raise the 7th, whwwhth, where the t stands for 3 hlf steps ( w= whole step and h = half step, if you didnt catch that already). for melodic minor, the scale is different on its way up than on its way down. on its way up, raise the 6th and the 7th of the natural minor ( whwwwwh) and in the way down its the same as the descending natural scale (wwhwwhw). hope this helps
Sheesh, man, he's a newbie at this - don't overdo it!
Yeah, even in Jazz they don't usually use the different (descending and ascending) melodic minor scale(s). I often wonder who does ever use this apart from Classical composers?
Which is mostly used ? The descending form (as it's the same as the natural) ?
so i think i will stick with the first one for now. so expect another one soon asking about the others, lol.
Here's a quote from the "Jazz Theory Book" :
"In classical theory, there are two melodic minor scales, one played ascending and another played descending. Because the descending melodic minor scale is identical to the Aeolian mode of the major scale, jazz musicians think of the ascending scale as "the melodic minor scale". "