C minor belongs to Eb major scale


Ramon L Candido
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01/10/2014 11:51 am
I've notice the C minor excercises belongs to Eb major scale, a major 6 interval. The flat E A B which is the 3rd 6 and 7th notes of the C major scale is now the 1st 4th and 5th note of Eb major scale. I think this is to accommodate the major scale intervals. What I have here is a guide to all the Keys and their signatures and I notice the flat notes of Eb major scale matches the flat notes of the C minor scale.

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ChristopherSchlegel
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01/10/2014 3:15 pm
Originally Posted by: ramoncandidoI've notice the C minor excercises belongs to Eb major scale, a major 6 interval. The flat E A B which is the 3rd 6 and 7th notes of the C major scale is now the 1st 4th and 5th note of Eb major scale. I think this is to accommodate the major scale intervals. What I have here is a guide to all the Keys and their signatures and I notice the flat notes of Eb major scale matches the flat notes of the C minor scale.

Good observation! Every major scale has a relative minor scale. Conversely, every minor scale has a relative major.

The best place to learn about this is the chapter one of GF2 which covers intervals & how they are used to build scales.

I cover the concept of relative major & minor scales/key signatures in this tutorial on the circle of fifths.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=835

Hope this helps!
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