Thursday, July 18, 2019

Free Printable Music Poster for Teaching Minor Scales

Piano Teaching Free Printable:  Minor Scales

Free Printable Music Poster for Teaching Piano Minor Scales, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor

I created this visual to help students see and hear the distinctions between the three types of minor scales. 

Sad Natural Minor

I always think of a natural minor scale as a bit sad or melancholy.

Creepy Harmonic Minor

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 Melodic Minor

I 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.

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