• Learning to play natural minor scales

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    The "Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" course covers everything from the basics and fundamentals to Cmin13 (b9b5) chords. The following lesson focuses on chapter seven from the course. If you are already familiar with how to play natural minor scales, you may skip this lesson.

     

    Learning to play natural minor scales (04)

    Note: Please pay close attention to this lesson as you will need to know minor scales when forming minor chords.

     

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    { 14 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Joseph

    Dear sir

    I am not very clear with “minor scales” and natural “minor scales”. I need further explanations to be able to differentiate between the two.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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    2 Charles

    “Minor scales,” are no different to “natural minor scales.” It is just easier to say “Minor scales” because it is shorter. You would state that it is natural once you start getting into other types of minor scales like harmonic and melodic.

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    3 martin

    this is absolute rubbish.

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    4 erica

    Is this the hardest part of the lesson?

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    5 Kenyon

    Now!!!!! This is the part I do not understand HELP!!!!

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    6 dieudonne

    to play piano is so hard for me i want to know it

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    7 sheetmetal stamping process

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    8 male stripper glasgow

    salutations from across the sea. interesting blog I shall return for more.

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    9 ted tedsen

    don wory about what scales your in it.s all about playing the right not i dont play scales i onley play mellodys

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    10 Ben

    Thanks alot for your teaching and may almighty God be with you and your family over there.l really really gain something right here doing your teaching.

    Ben David.

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    11 promise

    Am grateful

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    12 darlingvic

    pls friend dont mind anyone that says bad just continue ur goo and kind deeds we gain alot one thing i know is that a wise keyboardist has learnt nothing yet.
    God bless you

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    13 david

    I wish I could one day as how I always imagine. Lord help me

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    14 Phil

    Your natural minor scales are not consistent. In most of the scales the 6th is a semitone lower than the 6th in the major scale, so following this rule G minor is wrong and should have an Eb in it.

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