Hey it's Troy Roberts here. We're going to talk about how to play the A major scale and its relative minor on the alto saxophone.
The major scale's intervallic construction is made up of whole step, whole step, half step. Whole step, whole step, whole step, half step.
So, the sharps involved in playing the A major scale are G sharp, C sharp and F sharp. So this is what the A major scale sounds like up to the night.
So, the relative minor of any major scale is the same notes of the major scale but starting from the sixth scale degree. And in some cases it's easier to think of it as a minor third down from the root.
So to play it a bit quicker this is the A major scale and the F sharp minor scale to the ninth.