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Natural minor on the neck of the guitar

Here is a basic fingering for an A minor scale, and right next to that you will see what the notes are in this particular fingering.

 

 

 

 

 

A Natural Minor Scale
with fingering

A minor scale chart

A Natural Minor Scale
with note names

A minor scale chart

On the guitar, scales are usually played by playing all of the notes within one position of the neck. Technically an A minor scale would only run from an A to an A note.

One Octave A minor scale
lower octave

1 octave A minor scale

One Octave A minor scale
higher octave


1 octave A minor scale

And technically if you were going to play a 2 octave Aminor scale, it would be this.

2 octave A minor scale

But a lot of times when playing scales on the guitar, you will want to play the full range of notes in one position. That means that sometimes you will not be starting and stopping the scale on the root. Though you should know where the roots are in any particular scale fingering.

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