Diatonic Scales with Minor Root Notes

Here are the same 7 shapes but I’ve changed them to have the root notes on the first note of the minor scale. Once again when playing you can skip the ones that are next to each other to gain clarity of the fretboard, they overlap and so you can cover the whole fretboard by skipping out the ones next to each other. Knowing them all though will give you range of movement, again personally I like to center my focus to the locrian shape one which in the case of playing in minor falls one ahead of your Aolian scale, even though this goes against what I’m saying about skipping the scales that are next to each other out, the locrian one is just a nice simple pattern to work with, it doesn’t chop and change so much as some of the other shapes. Even if you are used to some of the 4 fret versions, the 4 fret versions are just a mixture of overlaps of any two of these scales that lie next to each other.

Minor Diatonic Scales

Minor Diatonic Scales

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