C Aeolian

C Aeolian scale for guitar.
The C Aeolian is a seven-note scale (also referred to as the C Minor scale). Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram, with the root notes indicated by darker color. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 8th fret.


2 octaves

C Aeolian scale diagram Notes: C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 C Unison Tonic
2 D Major second Supertonic
b3 Eb Minor third Mediant
4 F Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 G Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 Ab Minor sixth Submediant
b7 Bb Minor seventh Subtonic

The C Aeolian consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
C Aeolian is the first mode of C Minor and therefore both scales include the same notes and in the same order.

This scale is used in numerous styles, such as blues, rock, metal, and classical music.
Since this scale is exactly the same as the Minor scale you don't have to put any time into learning it.

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Cm, Cm7, Cm9, Cm11
Ddim, Dm7b5
Eb, Ebmaj7, Eb6, Eb6/9, Ebmaj9, Ebmaj13
Fm, Fm7, Fm6, Fm9, Fm11, Fm13
Gm, Gm7
Ab, Abmaj7, Ab6, Ab6/9, Abmaj9
Bb, Bb7, Bb6, Bb9, Bb11, Bb13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the C Aeolian mode.

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