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4. Minor Scales Exercises

Grade Two Music Theory Lesson 4: Minor Scales Exercises

Suitable for:  ABRSM Grade 2   Trinity Grade 2   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 

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Which Scale?

1. Name each of these minor scales and say whether it is ascending or descending.

a. A minor 

b. E minor  

c. D minor 

d. D minor 


Completing Scales

2. Add the missing notes to these minor scales.

a. D minor harmonic D minor melodic 

b. A minor harmonic A minor harmonic 


Trinity Only

1. Which degree of this scale would you need to change, to make it into a scale of D natural minor?

natural minor q1 


2. Write a one-octave scale of A natural minor going up, using semibreves (whole notes).

natural minor q 2

3. Mark the semitones on this scale using a bracket / \ on each pair. Name the scale.

minor scale q3 




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