Rock Loves The Minor Scale



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What do many Blues and Rock N' Roll artists have in common?

They love using the minor scale for composing killer lead guitar riffs.

You already know how to create a Major Scale. What about a Minor? There is a formula.

To create a Minor Scale, follow this order of whole and half steps from the root note.

Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole

Remember, most Rock is played in the keys of A, G, E, and D, so practice playing in these keys.

Lets stick with E. E minor would have the notes -

E, F#, G, A, B, C, D, E

Here is E minor with roots on the sixth, fifth, fourth, and third strings.



Practice linking the scales together to get full use of the guitar neck. It's no fun if you can only play a scale starting on the sixth string. Learn as much as you can. It'll give you more options and you'll have a lot more fun playing.

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