1-Octave Melodic Minor Scales in 12 Keys
These are melodic minor scales in one full octave in all 12 keys. The full octave scale has 8 notes going up and going down. Please remember that these scales are written down with key signature (# or b at the beginning of each line). However, we kindly added cautionary # (sharps) and b (flats) in parenthesis. For those of you who are complete beginners please note that sharp & flat signs are on the left side of a note, not on the right side. Try to practice from the easier ones first and also hand separately first one by one. We suggest starting with keys such as A minor, D minor, E minor, C minor, and G minor first. These keys have the same fingering order. Eventually, it's best to memorize them all but start with a small step. Take your time to learn them.
The melodic minor scale has 2 notes that altered (a half step higher) from the actual key signature when it's ascending. The 6th and 7th notes of a scale are raised a half-step higher either by having accidentals like a sharp or natural sign. However, when it's descending, those altered notes are back to normal, meaning the same as the key signature.
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About this sheet music and what it includes:
- Pages: 3 pages of exercises
- Content: 1-octave melodic minor scales
- Keys: all 12 different keys
- Fingerings: on every note
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice!
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