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Lesson 2: Thirds

 

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Minor Scale Intervals

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To play an interval of a third with the minor scale, all you need to to is to skip one note in the scale either above or below the first note you play. For instance, if you play the first note of a D minor scale (D) and then skip the next note of the scale (E) and play an F, you have successfully played a minor third interval.

Let's explore the entire D minor Scale in thirds. Ascending the scale in thirds will go as follows:

D-F
E-G
F-A
G-Bb
A-C
Bb-D
C-E
D

Now, let's check out a musical example in this key, played in the style of Tony Macalpine.
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