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Piano Natural Minor Scales

  • 20 January 2020
  • Maria

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In contrast to Major Scales, Minor scales come in three patterns:

In all the minor scales the first, third, and fifth scale degrees form a minor triad.

The sequence of spaces between the notes of a natural minor scale is:

Whole(T) - Half(ST) - Whole(T) - Whole(T) - Half(ST) - Whole(T) - Whole(T)

This chapter presents the Natural Minor scales with the fingering for each scale and the name of the notes which build them up.

C Minor

Notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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D Minor

Notes: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C. D.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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E Minor

Notes: E, F#, G, A, B, C. D. E,

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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F Minor

Notes: F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4.(1)

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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G Minor

Notes: G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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A Minor

Notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

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B Minor

Notes: B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A, B.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 4,3,2,1,4,3,2,1.

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C# / Db Minor *

Notes: C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#.

R.H. fingering: 2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

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D# / Eb Minor *

Notes: D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#.

R.H. fingering: 3,1,2,3,4,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 2,1,4,3,2,1,3,2.

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F# / Gb Minor *

Notes: F, G, Ab, Bb, C. Db. Eb, F,

R.H. fingering: 3,4,1,2,3,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 4,3,2,1,3,2,1,4.

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G# /Ab Minor *

Notes: G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#.

R.H. fingering: 3,4,1,2,3,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

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A#/ Bb Minor *

Notes: A#, B#, C#, D#, E#, F#, G#.

R.H. fingering: 4,1,2,3,1,2,3,4.

L.H. fingering: 2,1,3,2,1,4,3,2.

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* These two Scales are enharmonically equivalent to one another. That's mean that the sounds who build up the scales are identical in sound/pitch, but have a different spelling.

Double-flats and double-sharps are often used as accidentals but placing them in the key signature makes the music generally very hard to read. The Scales who use double-flats in the key signature ( Db Minor, Gb Minor ) are just Theoretical Scales.