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GUITAR THEORY: Jazz Minor Scale Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: I am a little bit confused about Minor scales. I got an old guitar book from my uncle and it has a part in it about Jazz Minor scale. After researching this online, I think this is Melodic Minor. But, is there a difference between them? Can you please explain Jazz Minor scale? Your websites and YouTube channel are great -- thanks for all of the lessons! - Sheldon, Toronto Canada A: The Jazz Minor and the Melodic Minor Scale are pretty much one in the same. In traditional theory, (or Classical theory), the Melodic Minor is viewed as a Natural Minor scale with raised 6th and 7th tones. Under this theory system the scale ascends with this construction, however when the scale descends, the 6th and 7th tones return to their original pitches (as found in Natural Minor). The Jazz Minor however, is the Melodic Minor Scale but with the 6th and 7th steps raised both ascending and descending. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: The Creative Guitar Studio Website: Follow Andrew on Blogspot: Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: MySpace: Facebook: _____________________________________
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