Scales Lesson

Relative Minor Scale

Difficulty: intermediate

By: Nate Dean

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The relative minor scale starts from the 6th tone of the major scale, and uses the same notes of the major scale, but in a different order, starting and ending on the sixth tone.

For example, the A minor is the relative minor of C major. These two keys, and scales, have the same key signature (no sharps or flats) and contain the same notes (in different order).

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C Major scale


This is the C major scale. It contains no sharps or flats.