Hey. This is Troy Roberts. Today we're going to talk about how to play the D 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 key signature has two sharps. F sharp and C sharp. And here's what it sounds like two octaves.
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.
Here's what they sound like a little quicker.