August 8, 2011

Intro to Minor Chords

This lesson is very similar to Intro to Major Chords
Play a minor scale - the natural "1 2 3b 4 5 6b 7b": the harmonic "1 2 3b 4 5 6b 7"; or the melodic minor "1 2 3b 4 5 6 7" pattern. Now isolate the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes in one of the scales (they're all the same) and play them. That's a minor  chord!
 
Natural Minor Scale Pattern
e|-------------------------| 
B|-------------------------|  
G|----------------1--3--5--| 
D|-------1--3--5-----------| 
A|-3--5--------------------|  
E|-------------------------| 
   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  *
*-octave of 1


Here's your Natural Minor Chord
   C                              C
e|---| But it would sound more  |---|
B|---| complete if played like  |-1-|
G|-0-| this                     |-0-|
D|-1-|                          |-1-|
A|-3-|                          |-3-|
E|---|                          |---|
 
I gave you the chords last time so you can go out there and search for more chords. Remember that you're here to teach yourself and I'm just a guide :) I know, I suck, but you'll thank me one day.

6 comments:

  1. Minor chords are my bread and butter, can you detail the difference between the harmonic / melodic scales, and maybe link to some audio?

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  2. Virtue preserved from fell destructions blast, Following!

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  3. I can actually play this one :) Thanks!

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  4. Have any tips have I can tune my guitar without a tuner? :/

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