Watch the Aeolian Scale online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook
We've now arrived to our third and final minor mode, the Aeolian mode. This is also known as the Natural Minor scale. Because this mode is also consistent with the relative minor key of any major key, developing a strong understanding of this mode is paramount.
Here I'll show you the mode in a two octave fingering in 5th position. We'll see how it relates to the sound of its parent chord, the minor 7th chord, and we’ll also compare and contrast the nuances of this mode versus the previous two minor modes we've learned.