Aeolian Mode

Aeolian Scale Mode Pattern

Aeolian Mode is played starting on the sixth note of a Major Scale, and is the same as the Natural Minor Scale.

E Aeolian Mode (or E Natural Minor)

E F♯ G A B C D E
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

G Major Scale Pattern

E Aeolian Mode Pattern

The scale diagram on the left is the pattern used for a two octave Major Scale. The scale diagram to the right shows the Aeolian Mode taken from the same pattern of the Major Scale, starting on the sixth note of the scale. (E Aeolian is the Relative Minor Scale to the G Major Scale)