Learn how to play a new minor scale on guitar with this step-by-step A minor scale guitar lesson. You’ll learn scale positions, how the scale works, and more!
A Minor Scale Guitar Lesson
A minor scale notes
There are seven notes in the A natural minor scale, and all of them are natural notes.
A minor scale formula
The formula for the A Minor Scale and every other minor scale is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7.
A Minor Scale Intervals (Half and Whole steps)
The half and whole step sequence for the A Minor Scale and every other minor scale is:
Scale degrees of the A minor scale
A Minor Chord
The A Minor Chord is the root chord (the 1st chord) in the A Minor Scale.
Relative major of A minor
The relative major of A minor is C major.
How to play the A Minor Scale
You can play the A Minor Scale on guitar by finding the A note and following the minor scale formula, which results in the notes A-B-C-D-E-F-G.
By doing this you’ll end up with countless positions and shapes for the A minor scale.
As for this lesson, you’ll look at the A minor scales’ CAGED positions, open position, and other related scales.
A Minor Scale CAGED Positions
Position 4/ Open Position
Modes of A minor
The seven modes of the A minor scale are:
- A Aeolian
- B Locrian
- C Ionian
- D Dorian
- E Phrygian
- F Lydian
- G Mixolydian