Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicOther - Music · 7 months ago

Is there a Minor Diatonic Scale?

If so I would be very grateful if you could tell me the formula.

Thanks xx

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  • Me2
    Lv 7
    7 months ago
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    W means whole step, H means half step.  Root, W, H, W, W, H, W, W gives a natural minor scale.  For example —

    A root

    B (W)

    C (H)

    D (W)

    E (W)

    F (H)

    G (W)

    A (W)

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    The diatonic scale is obtained from a chain of six successive fifths. ... It is either a sequence of successive natural notes (such as the C-major scale, C–D–E–F–G–A–B, or the A-minor scale, A–B–C–D–E–F–G) or a transposition thereof.

    So for the C major scale, the relative minor scale is Am scale.

    If you insist on a Cm scale, this would be the relative minor of the Eb major scale. Hence.

    Cm scale is C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C.

    A Diatonic Scale is made from the following note intervals


    2-2-1 -2- 2-2-1

    The Relative minor is made from the following intervals


    2-1-2 -2-1-2 -2

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