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Cello Lessons: 2 Octave Natural Minor Scale & 7th Arpeggio Routines

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[MUSIC]
We've got a new scale to learn.
It's the natural minor scale.
It also has the fancy
Greek name of Aeolian.
I always push up my fake glasses
when I use greek names for scales.
The aeolian, or natural minor scale,
is related to the major scale.
If we were playing G major,
the natural minor mode of that
scale would start on the note E.
So we're gonna learn it in E today,
E natural minor.
Basically, when you take the major
scale If you flat the third,
it becomes a minor scale.
And for Aeolian, we're also going
to flat the sixth scale degree and
the seventh scale degree.
So I'll talk you through the notes.
We've got E.
[SOUND] Our second scale
degree is F sharp.
[SOUND] And
then we have G natural it's gonna make
the minor third, then A, B, and C natural.
C natural is the flat sixth.
[SOUND] And then flat seven is D natural,
ending in E.
[SOUND] I'll play it down.
[MUSIC]
I'm gonna play the scale
routine in E natural minor with
the drone and the metronome.
I'll start at quarter notes and
I'll go through sixteenth notes.
[MUSIC]
Remember we're always gonna play four
clicks per bow.
So we're
always gonna
be slurring
the same
length.
[MUSIC]
Eighth notes.
[MUSIC]
Triplets.
[MUSIC]
And
16ths.
[MUSIC]
I also want you to practice the whole
notes and half notes for
this scale as well,
and that would be the full routine.
The arpeggio for E natural minor.
We'll do a seventh chord arpeggio,
which means we have
the roots [SOUND] the third,
the fifth and the seventh.
[MUSIC]
E, D, B,
G natural And E.
I'm gonna start this on first finger,
and I'm gonna do the same rhythmic
routine with the metronome and
drone in this two octave E minor scale.
I'll demonstrate for you.
[SOUND] Starting with whole notes three,
four.
[MUSIC]
Using the full bow for
each note
[MUSIC]
Notice that as I'm playing these
arpeggios I'm leaving my
fingers down until I need them again, so
that my hand position is being
solidified through the exercise.
[MUSIC]
Keep breathing.
[MUSIC]
Half
notes.
[MUSIC]
The whole upper
Is in one hand position.
[MUSIC]
Quarters.
[MUSIC]
eighths.
[MUSIC]
triplets.
And 16ths
[MUSIC]
After you work on this in E minor,
really getting the fingering down,
work on it in a different key every day.
And you'll get to know
the natural minor scale.
[MUSIC]