How to construct and play the aeolian scale

Name

This is the aeolian scale.

Alternative name

Use minor instead of aeolian

Intervals

How to construct the aeolian scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Cheatsheet

Play the aeolian scale in any musical key

You can play the C aeolian scale with the following notes.

C   D   Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb  

Sheet music of the C aeolian scale.

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C aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the C# aeolian scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A   B  

Sheet music of the C# aeolian scale.

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C# aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the Db aeolian scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb  

Sheet music of the Db aeolian scale.

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Db aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the D aeolian scale with the following notes.

D   E   F   G   A   Bb   C  

Sheet music of the D aeolian scale.

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D aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the D# aeolian scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F#   G#   A#   B   C#  

Sheet music of the D# aeolian scale.

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D# aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the Eb aeolian scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   Db  

Sheet music of the Eb aeolian scale.

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Eb aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the E aeolian scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G   A   B   C   D  

Sheet music of the E aeolian scale.

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E aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the F aeolian scale with the following notes.

F   G   Ab   Bb   C   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of the F aeolian scale.

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F aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the F# aeolian scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A   B   C#   D   E  

Sheet music of the F# aeolian scale.

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F# aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the Gb aeolian scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb   Db   Ebb   Fb  

Sheet music of the Gb aeolian scale.

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Gb aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the G aeolian scale with the following notes.

G   A   Bb   C   D   Eb   F  

Sheet music of the G aeolian scale.

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G aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the G# aeolian scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B   C#   D#   E   F#  

Sheet music of the G# aeolian scale.

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G# aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the Ab aeolian scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb   Gb  

Sheet music of the Ab aeolian scale.

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Ab aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the A aeolian scale with the following notes.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G  

Sheet music of the A aeolian scale.

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A aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the A# aeolian scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C#   D#   E#   F#   G#  

Sheet music of the A# aeolian scale.

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A# aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the Bb aeolian scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   Gb   Ab  

Sheet music of the Bb aeolian scale.

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Bb aeolian on the piano.

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You can play the B aeolian scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D   E   F#   G   A  

Sheet music of the B aeolian scale.

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B aeolian on the piano.

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