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Relative Scales of G Major

Relative Scales of G Major: SCALE of E minor and D Mixolydian (Scales with the same Notes and Structure). THE BEST GRAPHICS for Guitar.

Relative scales are those that are made up of the same notes, and therefore have the same structure and arrangement on the fretboard. But obviously these are different scales with different tonalities. This is very useful to know to get the most out of learning guitar scales.

Note: Scales are organized by their structural relationship, not their tonal relationship.

The green circles mark the Tonic, the blue ones the Dominant or 5th, and the yellow ones the Mediant or 3rd. You can see how the notes colored in green, blue and yellow form G Major chords.

G Major Scale Guitar

Relative Scales of G Major

Relative Scales of G Major: E Minor

Scale with the same notes as the G Major scale and same structure, but the function of each note has changed. In this way the note of E becomes the tonic, B is the 5th, and G becomes the 3rd. You can see how the notes colored in green, blue and yellow form E minor chords.

E minor Scale Guitar - Em

Music Modes

With this same positional structure in the fretboard, we can build other Modes, depending on the Tonality of the scale. For example, we can create with the previous structure, the Mixolydian Mode in the key of D. Below we see the scale of D in Mixolydian, since D is the 5th note of the G major scale, and as we know, from that musical degree the Mixolydian mode would be formed. Music Modes.

Relative Scales of G Major: D Mixolydian

D Mixolydian Scale Guitar Guitar

Other Relative Scales

Relative Scales Ordered by their Structural Relationship, since each Major Scale, Minor Scale, and Mixolydian Mode are made up of the SAME NOTES. Although these scales have the same structure, their Tonalities are Different, being constituted as follows:


Guitar Scales all Chart

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