Friday, February 25, 2011

Modes: It's All Greek To Me!! Part 6

Aeolian Mode (VI): A natural minor scale

A (the tonic)
B (a major 2nd)
C (a minor 3rd)
D (a perfect 4)
E (a perfect 5th)
F (a minor 6th)
G (a minor 7th)
A (upper octave)

  • Tonic triad: Am
  • Tonic seventh chord: Am7
  • Dominant triad: Em
  • Seventh chord on the dominant: Em7, a "minor-seventh" chord type. By contrast, the "dominant seventh" type in this mode is found on scale-degree 7.

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