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Learning the Minor Scales
Melodic minor - The flat keys
Here are the teaching videos for the melodic minor scales in the flat keys.
The flat keys A flat, D flat and G flat, when made minor, turn into their 'enharmonic' sharp equivalents:
A flat major : G sharp minor
D flat major : C sharp minor
G flat major : D sharp minor
They are presented in the 'flat keys' section because they are taught as variations on the already-known flat scales.
Now go on to learn the harmonic minor scales.
The table is FOR (TEACHERS') REFERENCE ONLY!
Pupils learn the scales one at a time, and the fingering will appear quite logical once it is explained.
The melodic minors in the sharp keys use the same fingering as the major scales. The melodic minors in the flat keys present a more mixed picture.
The scale fingering groups used in the flat key melodic minor scales are summarized in the table below.
Scale Practice Patterns (SPPs)
Scale-tone practice patterns (STPPs)
Diminished Scales (series)
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