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The Minor Scale in Rock

 

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Major & Minor Scales in Rock

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Just like there are different types of chords that all have different sounds and convey different emotions, the same thing goes for scales. In the previous lesson we looked at the major scale and explored the sound of it in a rock context. Now it's time to check out the minor scale which, just like the minor chords, has the darker and sadder sound.

Given that this is all pretty new to you, we'll use use a shortcut to obtain this sound. Earlier you learned the A major scale pattern; if you move that pattern up 3 frets you get a C major scale. C major contains the same notes as A minor, so this way we can use the exact same pattern, fingering and technique to explore the minor sound in a rock context.
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