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Music Term: Natural minor scale

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Natural minor scale


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The natural minor scale has the same tones as the major scale, but uses the sixth tone of the major scale as its tonic. Thus, the semitones ( half steps) are between the second and third tones and the fifth and sixth tones, e.g.: C, D, E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C (ascending) C, B-flat, A-flat, G, F, E-flat, D, C (descending) SCALE STEPS (IN SEMITONES OR HALF STEPS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 c d eb f g ab bb c' Play Natural Minor Scale Also see minor. The basic form of a minor scale. The natural minor contains half steps between scale Degrees 2-3 and 5-6.

The basic form of a minor scale. The natural minor contains half steps between scale Degrees 2-3 and 5-6


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