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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Minor 7b13 - Aeolian

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If you see a minor seven
chord with a flat thirteen.
That's associated with the Aeolian scale,
which is actually commonly known
as the natural minor scale.
It's going to be from the major scale.
We're going to flat the third.
We're going to flat the sixth and
the seventh.
Flat three, flat six, flat seven,
in C, sounds like this.
This is
the sixth mode
of the major scale.
So in C, it actually has
the same collection of pitches as
A flat major cuz C is the sixth
scale degree of A flat major.
Transposable fingering
looks like that.
Let's see how it sounds
with backing track.
That flat six,
which is what makes
Aeolian really stand
out from, say,
the Dorian minor scale,
that flat six
is definitely a passing tone,
which will want to take
you mostly down
to the fifth scale degree.
you can also lead up.
But it's not necessarily
a great resting point.
After you get comfortable with
the Aeolian, or natural minor scale in C.
I of course want you to
explore it in all 12 keys.