MINOR  SCALES
The Minor scale is used in nearly all styles of Western music. It is also known as the "Relative Minor", "Aeolian Mode" or "Natural Minor".
C Minor Scale:
C
D
Eb
F
G
Ab
Bb
C
Scale Formula:
1
2
b3
4
5
b6
b7
1
For other types of scale formulas refer to the SCALE FORMULAS page.
There are 3 types of scale fingering patterns shown below. The Caged system is the easiest pattern to learn and provides for a 2 octave range in 1 hand position. All of the numbers in RED are the suggested fingerings. Once you memorize this fingering pattern you can reuse it by moving up or down the fretboard. Whatever note you start on is the 1st note of the scale.
Caged System - Root on 6th string.




Caged System - Root on 5th string. - Moves outside a single hand position and gives a 2 octave range.





Horizontal System - Uses more of the fretboard to give you a 3 octave range.









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