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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 20: The Natural Minor Scale

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Lesson 20: The Natural Minor Scale Music Theory Worksheet

There are three types of minor scales: natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor.  A natural minor scale is made up of eight consecutive tones in a specific pattern of half steps and whole steps as follows: whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step.

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Alternatively, if you are looking for a good book for scales, I recommend Piano Essentials by Ross Ramsay. The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences By William A. Palmer, which is  well-organized book containing  scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys.  Check out Piano Essentials: Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, and Cadences for the Contemporary Pianist.

 

What this worksheet is about:

The natural minor scale can start on any note as long as it includes the following pattern.

 

 

For example, the A natural minor scale starts on A and consists of 8 consecutive tones: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.  The following pattern makes up the A natural minor scale, where W represents a whole step and H represents a half step.

 

 

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