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Two Octave Natural Minor Scales and Arpeggios

By Richard Human, Jr. • June 14, 2022

After the major scales and arpeggios, the natural minor scales and arpeggios, or Aeolian mode, are the second-most used scales and chords in Western classical music, jazz, and rock. If you have memorized your major scales and arpeggios and know their key signatures, then you already know the natural minor scales and arpeggios!

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