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