Minor (Aeolian) Guitar Scale Fingerings and Tabs

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Minor  (Aeolian) scale - Box Pattern intervals

Learn how to play the Minor (Aeolian) guitar scale with guitar tabs and neck diagrams all along the fretboard.

The Minor Scale (Aeolian) scale is composed of the Root, Major Second, Minor Third, Perfect Fourth, Perfect Fifth, Minor Sixth, and Minor Seventh

The notes in the C Minor Scale (Aeolian) scale are C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, and Bb

This is a scale that is very common in popular music. Songs like “ Rhiannon ”, “ Losing My Religion ”, “ You Give Love a Bad Name ”. As a minor scale it usually has a sad feel to it.


C Minor Scale (Aeolian) Intervals:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7

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Minor Scale (Aeolian) Notes in all Keys

12b345b6b7
CDEbFGAbBb
GABbCDEbF
DEFGABbC
ABCDEFG
EF#GABCD
BC#DEF#GA
F#G#ABC#DE
GbAbBbbCbDbEbbFb
C#D#EF#G#AB
DbEbFbGbAbBbbCb
G#A#BC#D#EF#
AbBbCbDbEbFbGb
D#E#F#G#A#BC#
EbFGbAbBbCbDb
A#B#C#D#E#F#G#
BbCDbEbFGbAb
FGAbBbCDbEb

Minor Scale (Aeolian) Fretboard Diagrams

All the following patterns are provided in the key of C. To play the scale in another key, move the patterns up or down the neck to the root you want to use.

C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 1

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 2

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 3

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 8

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 9

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - Box Pattern - Variation 10

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 11

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 12

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 13

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 14

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 15

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 16

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 17

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 18

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 19

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C Minor Scale (Aeolian) - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 20

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