Daxter Music

Scale Lesson

:Natural minor scale


Natural Minor Scale / Aeorian Scale

This lecture is the Natural Minor Scale which is also known as the Aeorian scale of the Gregorian mode(Church mode) .

Natural Minor Scale
  C   D   E F   G   A   B
C Natural Minor          
Natural Minor Scale
  A   B C   D   E F   G  
A Natural Minor          

Natural minor scale
Each pitch of Natural minor scale.

Natural minor scale's each interval is "whole-half-whole-whole-half-whole-whole".

Beacause of lack of leading-tone (last pitch is whole interval), Triad in the natural minor scale is not have dominant function.

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Triads and Seventh Chords

Natural minor scale has the following triads and 7th chords.

Triad in the A Natural Minor Scale
Triad Am Bm(b5) C Dm Em F G
Degree Names Im IIm(b5) bIII IVm Vm bVI bVII
Seventh Chord in the Natural Minor Scale
7th Chord Am7 Bm7(b5) CM7 Dm7 Em7 FM7 G7
Degree Names Im7 IIm7(b5) bIIIM7 IVm7 Vm7 bVIM7 bVII7

Let's listen to my song "Ghosts of Labyrinth" using the Natural minor scale.

How did you like it? Lack of leading-tone affects sound, We never feel the end of the song.

Roughly speaking, there are only two scales in the music, one is Major scale, and the other is Minor scale. Say, Minor scale is a basis of all scales. So the sound is absolutely clear.