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Lesson 4: Fifths

 

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Minor Scale Intervals

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Moving right along, now we're going to play some fifth intervals. To play a fifth interval with the minor scale, we need to skip three notes in between our starting note and our target note. Let's say we start on F# in an F# minor Scale, and we skip the next three notes in the scale (G#, A, B) and arrive upon a C# note. If we play an F# to a C#, we have successfully played an interval of a fifth.

Let's move this concept through our minor scale in the key of F# minor. Here are the notes:

F#m
F#-C#
G#-D (b5)
A-E
B-F#
C#-G#
D-A
E-B
F#-C#

Now, let's check out an example using this key and interval in the style of Steve Vai.
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