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Notes and Key Siganature

Scale notes, degrees and key signature to Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.


E♭ Natural Minor Scale notes and degrees

  • F
    Tonic   ( io )
  • G♭
    Supertonic   ( II )
  • A♭
    Mediant   ( iii )
  • B♭
    Subdominant   ( iv )
  • C♭
    Dominant   ( V )
  • D♭
    Submediant   ( VI )
  • E♭
    Leading tone   ( vii )

E♭ Natural Minor Scale Key Signature

E♭ Natural Minor scale key signature consists of 6 accidental(s) : G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭

Enharmonic Equivalent Scale

Direct enharmonic equivalent to E♭ Natural Minor is D# Natural Minor scale

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Scale formula

E♭ Natural Minor in Locrian mode. Scale formula expressed in terms of (H)alf and (W)hole steps.


  • F  
  • H  
  • G♭  
  • W  
  • A♭  
  • W  
  • B♭  
  • H  
  • C♭  
  • W  
  • D♭  
  • W  
  • E♭  
  • W  
  • F
H - (H)alf step (1 note) W - (W)hole step (2 notes)

Chromatic scale

Chromatic scale note names for E♭ Natural Minor scale.

F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭

Fretboard

Layout of notes in E♭ Natural Minor scale on the guitar fretboard.


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭
C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭
G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭
D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭
A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭
F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭
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Positions

Fretboard positions for Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.


1 2 3 4 5
F 1 G♭ 2 G A♭ 4 A
C D♭ 2 D E♭ 4 F♭
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ 4 G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ 4 D
F 1 G♭ 2 G A♭ 4 A
2 3 4 5 6
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A B♭ 2 C♭ 3 C D♭
F♭ F 2 G♭ 3 G A♭ 4
C♭ 1 C D♭ 3 D E♭ 4
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
4 5 6 7 8
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ 4 G
C♭ 1 C D♭ 3 D E♭
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
6 7 8 9 10
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ 4 D
F 1 G♭ 2 G A♭ 4 A
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ 4 G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ 4 D
7 8 9 10 11
C♭ 1 C D♭ 3 D E♭ 4
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D E♭ 2 F♭ F 4 G♭
A B♭ 2 C♭ 3 C D♭ 4
F♭ F 2 G♭ 3 G A♭ 4
C♭ 1 C D♭ 3 D E♭ 4
9 10 11 12 13
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
F♭ F 2 G♭ 3 G A♭
C♭ 1 C D♭ 3 D E♭ 4
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
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11 12 13 14 15
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ 4 G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ 4 D
G♭ 1 G A♭ 3 A B♭
D♭ 1 D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ 4 G
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Intervals

Intervals between two notes in Eb Natural Minor scale.


Scale intervals

Intervals for any two of Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.

F G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭
F U m2 m3 P4 Dim5 m6 m7
G♭ M7 U M2 M3 P4 P5 M6
A♭ M6 m7 U M2 m3 P4 P5
B♭ P5 m6 m7 U m2 m3 P4
C♭ Dim5 P5 M6 M7 U M2 M3
D♭ M3 P4 P5 M6 m7 U M2
E♭ M2 m3 P4 P5 m6 m7 U

Interval codes

U - Unison O - Octave
m2 - minor 2nd M2 - Major 2nd
m3 - minor 3rd M3 - Major 3rd
Aug4 - Augmented 4th P4 - Perfect 4th
Dim5 - Diminished 5th P5 - Perfect 5th
m6 - minor 6th M6 - Major 6th
m7 - minor 7th M7 - Major 7th

Finding an interval's name

In order to find interval name between two notes using the tables below:

  • a ) choose a note from the the first column of "Scale Intervals" table,
  • b ) choose a note from the first row of "Scale Intervals" table,
  • c ) find the cell of intersection for the column and the row your chosen notes are in in "Scale Intervals" table,
  • d ) read interval code from the cell,
  • e ) decode interval code using "Interval Codes" table (optional).

Interval counts

Counts of intervals found in Eb Natural Minor scale.

Interval U m2 M2 m3 M3 P4 Dim5 P5 m6 M6 m7 M7
Count 7 2 5 4 3 6 2 6 3 4 5 2

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Pentatonic

Pentatonic for Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.


E♭ Natural Minor pentatonic consists of the following notes: F,A♭,B♭,C♭,E♭

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭
C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭
G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭
D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭
A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭
F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭ F♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ C♭ C D♭ D E♭
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Positions for pentatonic

Postions for pentatonic of Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.


1 2 3 4 5
F 1 G♭ G A♭ 4 A
C D♭ D E♭ 4 F♭
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ D
F 1 G♭ G A♭ 4 A
4 5 6 7 8
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ G
C♭ 1 C D♭ D E♭
G♭ G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D♭ D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
6 7 8 9 10
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ D
F 1 G♭ G A♭ 4 A
D♭ D E♭ 3 F♭ F
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ D
7 8 9 10 11
C♭ 1 C D♭ D E♭ 4
G♭ G A♭ 3 A B♭ 4
D E♭ 2 F♭ F 4 G♭
A B♭ 2 C♭ 3 C D♭
F♭ F 2 G♭ G A♭ 4
C♭ 1 C D♭ D E♭ 4
11 12 13 14 15
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ G
B♭ 1 C♭ 2 C D♭ D
G♭ G A♭ 3 A B♭
D♭ D E♭ 3 F♭ F 4
A♭ 1 A B♭ 3 C♭ 4 C
E♭ 1 F♭ F 3 G♭ G
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Guitar Finger Names

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Modes

Modes of Eb Natural Minor scale (relative to Locrian mode).


Mode              
locrian F G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭
ionian G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭ F
dorian A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭ F G♭
phrygian B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭
lydian C♭ D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭
mixolydian D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭
aeolian E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭

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Relative Scale

Relative scale to Eb Natural Minor in Locrian mode.


Relative scale to this scale is Gb Major  Dorian .

See Gb Major dorian scale.

Scale Chords

Various chords for Eb Natural Minor scale. Chords in this section are usable with any mode of this scale.


Short name (without a leading note) and number of chords of a given type are given in [] and the () respectively. Major triad names consist of the leading note only, hence no short name is shown for them here.

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Chords Shapes

Chords shapes for chords built on Eb Natural Minor scale.


Chord shapes with root note on G, D, A or E string.

Root note on G string

  • Major Triad
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D          
    A          
    E          
  • Minor Triad
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D          
    A          
    E          
  • Diminished
    e 1
    B 3
    G 4
    D          
    A          
    E          
  • Suspended 2nd
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D          
    A          
    E          
  • Suspended 4th
    e 1
    B 4
    G 3
    D          
    A          
    E          

Root note on D string

  • Minor Triad
    e 3
    B 2
    G 1
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Diminished
    e 3
    B 1
    G 2
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Major Triad
    e 2
    B 1
    G 3
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Suspended 2nd
    e 3
    B 2
    G 1
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Suspended 4th
    e 2
    B 1
    G 4
    D 3
    A          
    E          
  • Major 7th
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Minor 7th
    e 1
    B 3
    G 2
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Dominant 7th
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Half-diminished 7th
    e 1
    B 2
    G 3
    D 4
    A          
    E          
  • Major 6th
    e 4
    B 2
    G 3
    D 1
    A          
    E          
  • Minor 6th
    e 3
    B 2
    G 4
    D 1
    A          
    E          
  • Major 9th
    e 3
    B 4
    G 1
    D 2
    A          
    E          
  • Minor 9th
    e 3
    B 4
    G 1
    D 2
    A          
    E          
  • Major add9
    e 4
    B 1
    G 2
    D 3
    A          
    E          
  • Minor add9
    e 4
    B 2
    G 1
    D 3
    A          
    E          

Root note on A string

  • Minor Triad
    e 1
    B 1 2
    G 1 3
    D 1 4
    A 1
    E          
  • Diminished