E Minor Scale

    💫 Here's a fantastic E minor scale reference: E natural minor (the default), chords in the key of E minor, E harmonic minor & E melodic minor

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    E natural minor scale

    the default when we just say 'E minor scale'

    notes: E F G A B C D

    relative major: G major

    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    E
    F♯
    G
    C
    A
    D
    B
    E
    E
    A
    F♯
    B
    G
    C
    D
    E

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of E minor

    The chords in the key of E minor are: E minor, F diminished, G major, A minor, B minor, C major and D major

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.


    showhide degrees & intervals

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicEUnison
    2: SupertonicFMajor 2nd
    3: MediantGMinor 3rd
    4: SubdominantAPerfect 4th
    5: DominantBPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantCMinor 6th
    7: SubtonicDMinor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicEPerfect 8th

    E Harmonic Minor Scale

    notes: E F G A B C D

    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E

    about harmonic minor scale

    From the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale is created by raising the 7th degree by a half step (semitone). That 7th degree becomes a leading-tone instead of a subtonic. It has a rather exotic sound, created by the gap between the 6th and 7th degrees. As its name implies, this scale works especially well for harmonies.

    E Melodic Minor Scale

    notes: E F G A B C D

    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E

    about melodic minor scale

    The melodic minor is at times used with different notes up versus down the scale, but it can be played with the same notes up and down. It's created by raising both the 6th and 7th degrees by a half step. The alternative way of coming down the scale is using the natural minor scale down. Here the example uses the same notes up and down the scale.


    making a minor scale

    🔧 The minor scales are constructed using these note patterns:

    • Natural Minor: W-H-W-W-H-W-W
    • Harmonic Minor: W-H-W-W-H-A2-H
    • Melodic Minor: W-H-W-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step   A2 = Whole step + half step


    go to a different major or minor scale

    C majorD majorE majorF majorG majorA majorB majorD/C majorE/D majorG/F majorA/G majorB/A major

    C minorD minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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