The Natural Minor Scale for Guitar

The Natural Minor Scale is played by starting and stopping on the 6th note of a Major scale.

Click on a Tab to View the Natural Minor Scale for Each Root Note

C
D
E
F
G
A
B

The natural minor scale is also known as the Aeolian Mode or Relative Minor scale.

The E Natural Minor Scale (Relative Minor Scale of the G Major Scale)

Natural Minor Scale

The Notes of the G Major Scale showing its Relative Minor scale, the E Natural Minor Scale.

G A B C D E F♯ G A B C D E F♯ G
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

The Formula for a Natural Minor Scale: whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step OR by lowering the 3rd, 6th, and 7th notes of the major scale a half step.

Natural Minor Scale Tabs