Guitar Scale Modes - Aeolian Mode

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

Aeolian Mode Pattern

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
(natural minor scale)

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 Relative to the G Major Scale)