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How to Play F Sharp Major Scale & D Sharp Minor on the Sax

Learn how to play the F sharp major scale and D sharp minor on sax in this Howcast video.

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Hey. This is Troy Roberts. Today we're going to talk about how to play the F sharp major scale on the alto saxophone and its relative minor.

The intervallic construction of any major scale is made up of whole step, whole step, half step. Whole step, whole step, whole step, half step.

This scale has a key signature with six sharps in it. Those are F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, C sharp, D sharp and E sharp. Here's one octave to the ninth.

So, the relative minor of any 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 there they are again a little bit quicker.

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