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Lesson 3: Fourths

 

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Minor Scale Intervals

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With this next interval (fourths), we're going to skip twice as many notes in the scale, as we did in the previous lesson. After starting on the first note of the key of A minor (A), we will skip the next two notes of the scale to play a D note, which would give us a fourth interval, A-D.

Let's explore this A minor Scale in fourth intervals. Here are the notes in their order

Am
A-D
B-E
C-F
D-G
E-A
F-B (#4th)
G-C

Now let's put these intervals to use in a musical example in the style of Dream Theater's John Petrucci.
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