Eb Minor

E flat Minor scale for guitar.
The Eb Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural Eb Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always Eb tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 11th fret.

Eb Minor 2 octaves

Eb Minor scale diagram

Eb Minor full fretboard

Eb Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

Eb Minor with note names

Eb Minor scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (10th position) with fingerings

Eb Minor scale shape diagram 10th pos

Shape 2 (1st position) with fingerings

Eb Minor scale shape diagram 1st pos

Shape 3 (3rd position) with fingerings

Eb Minor scale shape diagram 3rd pos

Shape 4 (6th position) with fingerings

Eb Minor scale shape diagram 6th pos

Shape 5 (8th position) with fingerings

Eb Minor scale shape diagram 8th pos
Notes: Eb - F - Gb - Ab - Bb - Cb - Db Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
2 F Major second Supertonic
b3 Gb Minor third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 Cb Minor sixth Submediant
b7 Db Minor seventh Subtonic

The sixth degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The interval formula (2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Eb-F M2
Eb-Gb m3
Eb-Ab P4
Eb-Bb P5
Eb-B m6
Eb-Db m7
Notes (descending) Interval
Eb-Db M2
Eb-B M3
Eb-Bb P4
Eb-Ab P5
Eb-Gb M6
Eb-F m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.

The E flat Minor scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 from the first note to the next octave.
The Eb Minor is relative to F# Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The Eb Minor is identical with the Eb Aeolian mode.

Beneficial to learn this scale is to observe the note steps starting from the root: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole. The same formula applies for the whole neck.

These are chords built from the notes of this scale:

Ebm, Ebm7, Ebm9, Ebm11
Fdim, Fm7b5
Gb, Gbmaj7, Gb6, Gb6/9, Gbmaj9, Gbmaj13
Abm, Abm7, Abm6, Abm9, Abm11, Abm13
Bbm, Bbm7
B, Bmaj7, B6, B6/9, Bmaj9
Db, Db7, Db6, Db9, Db11, Db13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Eb Minor scale in which Ebm is the tonic triad and Ebm7 the tonic 7th chord.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

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Eb Minor scale first shape ascending.

Eb Minor scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.