Learn how to play a new minor scale on guitar with this step-by-step C Sharp minor scale guitar lesson. You’ll learn scale positions, how the scale works, and more!
C Sharp Minor Scale Guitar Lesson
C Sharp minor scale notes
There are seven notes in the C Sharp natural minor scale, and four of them are sharps.
C Sharp minor scale formula
The formula for the C Sharp Minor Scale and every other minor scale is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7.
C Sharp Minor Scale Intervals (Half and Whole steps)
The half and whole step sequence for the C# Minor Scale and every other minor scale is:
Scale degrees of the C Sharp minor scale
C# Minor Chord
The C# Minor Chord is the root chord (the 1st chord) in the C# Minor Scale.
Relative major of C sharp minor
The relative major of C# minor is E major.
How to play the C Sharp Minor Scale
You can play the C Sharp Minor Scale on guitar by finding the C# note and following the minor scale formula, which results in the notes C#-D#-E-F#-G#-A-B.
By doing this you’ll end up with countless positions and shapes for the C# minor scale.
As for this lesson, you’ll look at the C# minor scales’ CAGED positions and other related resources.
C Sharp Minor Scale CAGED Positions
Modes of C# minor
The 7 modes of C# minor are:
- C# Aeolian
- D# Locrian
- E Ionian
- F# Dorian
- G# Phrygian
- A Lydian
- B Mixolydian