E Minor scale
E Minor scale for guitar.
The E Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural E Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always E tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 12th fret.
E Minor 2 octaves
E Minor full fretboard
E Minor with note names
The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.
The E 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 E Minor is relative to G Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The E Minor is identical with the E 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:
|Em, Em7, Em9, Em11|
|G, Gmaj7, G6, G6/9, Gmaj9, Gmaj13|
|Am, Am7, Am6, Am9, Am11, Am13|
|C, Cmaj7, C6, C6/9, Cmaj9|
|D, D7, D6, D9, D11, D13|
The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the E Minor scale.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo: