A scale is a stepwise arrangement of notespitches contained within an octave. The solution below shows the e melodic minor scale notes, intervals and scale degrees on the piano, treble clef and bass clef the lesson steps then describe how to identify the e melodic minor scale note interval positions, choose the note names and scale degree names for a quick summary of this topic, have a look at melodic minor scale. Contrary to the major scale, there are not one but three minor scales, which all will be presented here. This great scale to use for iivi progressions or while holding minor chord in the left hand. Natural, harmonic, and melodic minor are simply various forms of the minor scale.
Cs relative minor pentatonic scale, a minor pentatonic, begins on the 6 th scale degree of the major pentatonic scale shown above. Primary chords in major and minor keys i iv v chords piano. Melodic minor scale on the piano sean wilson piano. I know the beginning of the video is a little dry, but its important. Listen to and download harmonised minor scale piano mp3s interactive harmonic scale. Each minor scale has a different use and application in jazz piano and so learning how to construct and apply each one is a vital skill. Here ive organised them in groups of fingering rather than keys. Learn how to play piano chords, notes, scales, proper finger techniques, improvisation, and more. Select landscape mode to get best results printing it out. The modes of the melodic minor also known as the jazz minor scale, these modes are exotic sounding scales that can be substituted in place of less interesting harmonies. Your scale fingering charts are easier to understand than the sheet music with. This scale is also some kind of peculiar since it is sometimes played differently ascending and descending. Learning the melodic minor scale simplifying theory. All minor scales illustrated with pictures including notes and fingerings.
Minor scales cheat sheet harmonic minor raise the 7 th scale degree melodic minor raise the 6 th and 7 th scale degree ascending, revert to. The pentatonics are fun 5 note scales that are essential to blues and country music. We provide downloads for common scales including major, the three minor scales natural, harmonic, and melodic, the blues scale. We provide downloads for common scales including major, the three minor scales natural, harmonic, and melodic, the blues scale, and others. We are already familiar with the modes of the major scale, but we can create modes from any preexisting scale. We use the scales to improvise jazz over the iivi chord progression. How to explain harmonic minor scales to piano students. Learn how to play piano chords, notes, scales, proper. Watch the video, then download the free printable pdf sheet music to use at your piano. Each scale is provided as a separate pdf download with finger numbers above each note. Printable piano music scales in all major and harmonic minor keys. Melodic minor scale is really similar to the harmonic minor scale we already studied the harmonic minor scale and we saw that it has a long distance between 6 and 7 degrees one and a half tone. There are 3 groups and its easier to learn a particular finger pattern and apply it to the group rather than learn each scale.
Melodic minor modes and altered scale the jazz piano site. The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented around the year 1700 the exact year is uncertain, in which the strings are struck by hammers. We make great jazzy sound with the melodic minor modes. A minor pentatonic contains scale degrees 1, b3, 4, 5, and b7. Of the two piano concertos that mozart wrote in a minor key, one of them no. Each scale has a different use and application in jazz piano. Welcome to this lesson on strategies to learn scales the easy way. In other words, they are all versions of a minor scale, with slight but significant differences among each. Major and minor scales contain seven notes or scale degrees. Bellingham music teachers association scale and arpeggio fingering chart for piano major and minor scales and arpeggios two octaves chromatic scale. As we have already learned, a mode is a scale created by establishing a new root note within a preexisting scale. This type of scale has five notes per octave unlike a heptatonic scale which has seven notes. Single octave melodic minor scales with fingerings for piano.
With a goal of reducing this distance, it was added an intermediate note to approximate the sixth degree from the seventh. These make great handouts for piano teachers to use with students. Minor scales are built on the 6th scale degree of a major scale. The scale in all keys can be downloaded as a pdffile. Learn how to construct the three different types of minor scales. Unlike major and minor scales, the pentatonic has no semitones.
Melodic minor scales in 1 octave with up to 2 sharps, including note names, fingering and a musicscores theory sheet how to make up a melodic minor scale. You can printout the pdf below which is all major scale for practise at the piano. My interactive pentatonic scales chart for piano shows fingering diagrams for both pentatonic major and pentatonic minor scales. I have said that it is one of the most important scales to learn, because it is a parent scale to many modes, such as the super locrian scale. Download our free pdf versions of each scale with fingering. Learn the melodic minor scale for piano in every key. Of the two piano concertos that mozart wrote in a minor key, one of them is in d minor. The melodic minor scale differs from the natural minor scale by the sixth and seventh notes, which are raised a semistep.
The a minor scale include exactly the same notes as the c major scale which makes them relative keys read. Melodic minor scales sheet music for piano download free. In this video lesson well be going over how to learn and drill in scales in the fastest way possible. The main scales of western music are major and minor scales. List of all natural minor scales piano music theory. Alfreds basic piano library the complete book of scales chords arpeggios cadences 1. Melodic minor harmony tom lippincott r traditionally, in classical music, the melodic minor scale is performed one way ascending. In music theory, the term minor scale refers to three scale patterns the natural minor scale or.
How to play piano chords playing a c chord chapter 2. As you can see in the scale above, each note of the major scale is given a number a scale degree which represents its placement or order within the scale. All the scales here are in one octave, but you can of course practice each piano scale in as many octaves and in any tempo you like. D minor is a minor scale based on d, consisting of the pitches d, e, f, g, a, b. After i give you the fundamentals, ill give you a continue reading scales made easy psh. Natural, harmonic, and melodic minor music theory online. The natural minor scale is often referred to simply as the minor scale. Examples of heptatonic scales are the major scale and the minor scale. I prefer to teach natural minor scales first, however, so that students will understand the theory behind all minor scales more thoroughly. We saw that the 7th note of the harmonic minor scale is raised by a half step. How to explain harmonic minor scales to piano students harmonic minor scales are the first minor scales required in exams here, so theyre usually taught once students understand the majors. How to play all 12 major scales on the piano with fingering. The natural minor scale, also known as the aeolian mode is one of the most used guitar scales in rock and popular music. I iv v chords in a minor key, you need to work with the harmonic minor scale and not the natural minor scale.
Print and download in pdf or midi melodic minor scales. C minor is a minor scale based on c, consisting of the pitches c, d, e. Melodic minor scales piano pdf i will survive dedalunion. We call scales relative if they share the same key signature. Every scale determines a key,that is an harmonic combunation of tones based on that scale. In jazz, the modes of the melodic minor scale are very widely used. The idea behind doing this was basically that i couldnt find any chord diagrams that werent either being charged for or. Natural, harmonic, and melodic forms margaret denton, piano minor scales. In other lessons on piano scales we took a look at the harmonic minor scale. Primary chords in major and minor keys i iv v chords. Learning how to play all the scales on the piano is a good way to improve your piano playing. Learn how to play the c minor melodic piano scale piano.
Chords for piano compiled by simon creedy please distribute freely the contents of this pdf file can be distributed freely and are available to everyone. Learning your scales will help you play piano pieces. Learn how to play the c minor melodic scale on the piano in this piano lesson. The solution below shows the a melodic minor scale notes, intervals and scale degrees on the piano, treble clef and bass clef the lesson steps then describe how to identify the a melodic minor scale note interval positions, choose the note names and scale degree names for a quick summary of this topic, have a look at melodic minor scale. We locate and order all the 7 modes in a simple circular system. Natural, harmonic and melodic forms about minor scales. Pdf alfreds basic piano library the complete book of. Scales, arpeggios and cadences, two octaves margaret denton, piano major scales, arpeggios, and cadences, 2 octaves these scales are arranged pianistically by groups according to fingering patterns to facilitate memorization harmonic form of the minor scale is shown.676 800 1510 987 272 1393 573 799 1088 203 130 16 799 1174 202 360 1361 420 90 1451 1093 459 1398 353 519 288 1321 983 1296 1257 127 737 511 1114 793 1062 200 1117 682 1053 1052 1036 1253 167 1333 945 511 846 1060