Thursday, July 18, 2019
Free Printable Music Poster for Teaching Minor Scales
I created this visual to help students see and hear the distinctions between the three types of minor scales.
I always think of a natural minor scale as a bit sad or melancholy.
The #'d 7th tone of the harmonic scale adds a creepy sounding appeal and of course makes the V7-i progressions sound so much more resolved, which is probably why the majority of minor pieces use the harmonic scale form.
Mixed Up MelodicI think of the melodic minor as kind of a "wanna be" major. As the scale ascends, it starts with that distinctive minor flatted 3rd, but then the #6th and #7th tones almost trick you into thinking its a major scale.... until it returns to the natural minor form as it descends.
Click Here to get your Minor Scales Poster Free Printable.
On my previous post "Teaching Scales with a Story" learn how to introduce these concepts to students in a memorable fun way.