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Minor Scales?
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Grofica
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There is a song I want to learn but its in A minor... how the heck do I find the scales for the minors????? Ive tried googling i dont get anything/much

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I'll just give you the short answer.  If you want the long answer, we can do that later.  The difference between major and minor scales is where the location of the whole steps and half steps are located in the scale.  In this particular instance A minor shares all of the same notes as C major.  C Major is C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C.  A minor has exactly the same notes, but starts on A.  So the notes for A minor are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.    I hope that helps. 

If you google Circle of Fifths you will find a diagram of that name which is a very helpful music theory tool.  I recommend finding that and keeping a copy around for instances such as this one. 

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thanks i found this.... but i cant find one for ACapture.JPGImage Enlarger

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OK.  In addition, to what I said before.  There are actually three different minor scales.  The Natural Minor, which is the one I explained.  The Harmonic Minor and the Melodic Minor.  They are 3 completely different scales.  If the music is in A minor, without any other words, it means it's Natural minor.  That scale is A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.  Most likely that's the one your after.  

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that great and cool and all but that doesn't help with the chart.... 

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Trying to play this.... Capture-1.JPGImage Enlarger

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Hi Grofica , LTNS hope things are going good for you.

I believe the song is 'Sounds of Silence' by Paul Simon

You might try this fingering

g)1133 d)110 g)00022 d)00 g)3

to start out with, aqnd tell me what you think.

Have fun.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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OldOgre said
Hi Grofica , LTNS hope things are going good for you.

I believe the song is 'Sounds of Silence' by Paul Simon

You might try this fingering

g)1133 d)110 g)00022 d)00 g)3

to start out with, and tell me what you think.

Have fun.  

Hey Old Ogre!!!! how you been????? So I im actually not sure what that means... 

g)1133 d)110 g)00022 d)00 g)3

but a gal on facebook sent me this... i thought i would share in case anyone else wants it... and the song...it is actually disturbed (it's a remake) 

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~Grofica 

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the tab is read String)finger, finger and so on. it would be the G string)1st finger to start

hope that clears it up for you.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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You are in good hands. Enjoy learning the "Sound of Silence" 🙂
Look forward to seeing a video of you playing it later. 🙂
Happy to have see you active on the forum again!!!

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Fiddlerman said
You are in good hands. Enjoy learning the "Sound of Silence" 🙂
Look forward to seeing a video of you playing it later. 🙂
Happy to have see you active on the forum again!!!  

I got a ways to go.... when i first printed it I didnt even think about the key difference between the origional and the remake.... so I had to go onto one of those music sheet sites and i lowered the key.... so now im starting from scratch....

plus i might have been a little bad and didnt practice for maybe a couple of months or so.... (cough cough looks around innocently) work has been crazy and I am going to get married (31 october 2017) but I am back at the violin... ((again)) I missed it... 

~Grofica 

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Congratulations on finding your soul mate. Glad you are back on the violin. 🙂

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