Hello everyone! In the previous vignettes, we approached the major tonal systems; the major scales. This time we are going to tackle the minor tonal system that is based on the minor relative scales. Why relative? Well just because they are extracted from each of the major scales. So, what I’m going to do is to give you the rule. You start from a major scale, we will take the C scale and you have 2 choices: go 3 notes down or 6 notes up. C, B, A : 3 notes down 6 notes up : C, D, E, F, G, A. See that we arrive at the same note So, A becomes the tonic of the minor relative scale of C. Repeat the same exercise: G scale. 3 notes down : G, F#, Don’t forget the accidental ! E. 6 notes up : G, A, B, C, D, and E. E becomes the tonic of the minor relative scale of G. In the next vignette, I will talk about the minor modes. But before concluding, I show you the rule on the fingerboard. We can do : C, D, E, F, G , A. 6 notes up Now, C, B, A. 3 notes down A becomes the minor scale relative of C major scale. I will tell you about the minor natural mode. The natural minor mode contains no accidentals other than those contained in the major scale. We will take the C scale that has no accidentals and let’s go play: A, B, C, D, E, F G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A and back This is the natural minor mode. If we do the same thing in E natural minor, relative minor scale of G, We play : E, F#, G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G, A and back That is! Next time, I’ll talk about the 2 other minor modes: harmonic and melodic. So, have a nice homework. See you soon.