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Altered Minor Scales

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Sometimes the altered minor scales are not used throughout a piece of music. They are only used on one chord for dramatic emphasis. This is typical of classical, jazz and pop music. The natural minor scale is used on most of the chord progression. It's only when the dominant chord arrives that the altered scales are used! In this example we'll use all three minor scales. Each time the V chord comes around we'll use either the natural minor, harmonic minor or melodic minor. We'll take turns playing each one!

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