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How to Play B Flat Major Scale & G Minor on the Sax

Learn how to play the B flat major scale and G minor on sax in this Howcast video.


Hey this is Troy Roberts, today I'm going to talk about how to play the B-flat major scale on the alto saxophone, and it's relative minor. The intervocalic construction of any major is made up of whole-step, whole-step, half-step, whole-step, whole-step, whole-step, half-step. The B-flat major scale consists of two flats in its key signature; E-flat and B-flat. So a one octave B-flat major scale sound like this.

Notice I went to the ninth scale degree. Up the octave it would sound like this.

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. And here they are both, a little quicker.

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