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natural minor scale

The natural minor scale has the same tones as the major scale, but uses the sixth tone of the major scale as its tonic. Thus, the semitones (half steps) are between the second and third tones and the fifth and sixth tones, e.g.:
 
C, D, E flat, F, G, A flat, B flat, C (ascending)
C, B flat, A flat, G, F, E flat, D, C (descending)
 
SCALE STEPS (IN SEMITONES OR HALF STEPS)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
c
 
d
eb
 
f
 
g
ab
 
bb
 
c'
 
See more about Modern Scale Construction in the Appendix.
See more about Minor Scales in the Appendix.