Minor scales are very important to understand and are also a necessary study to better organize other scales in the minor family.

You’ll be able to navigate through any minor key with knowledge of these patterns.

The whole/half step pattern for the minor scale is:

W H W W H W W

Below you’ll find the most efficient fingerings for this scale. Any more than this and I feel the patterns become too redundant.

Sixth String Forms

4th finger form:

E |---------------------------------------------3--5--|
B |-----------------------------------3--5--6---------|
G |-------------------------2--4--5-------------------|
D |---------------2--3--5-----------------------------|
A |-----2--3--5---------------------------------------|
E |--5------------------------------------------------|

1st finger form:

E |------------------------------------------------5-|
B |--------------------------------------5--6--8-----|
G |----------------------------4--5--7---------------|
D |----------------------5--7------------------------|
A |------------5--7--8-------------------------------|
E |--5--7--8-----------------------------------------|

Fifth String Forms

4th finger form:

E |-----------------------------------------------10--12--|
B |---------------------------------10--12--13------------|
G |--------------------9--10--12--------------------------|
D |-------9--10--12---------------------------------------|
A |--12---------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------|

1st finger form:

E |-----------------------------------------------------12--13--15--17|
B |--------------------------------------12--13--15-------------------|
G |----------------------------12--14---------------------------------|
D |--------------12--14--15-------------------------------------------|
A |12--14--15---------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

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