E Natural minor Ukulele Scale - Slack-key


Slack-key Tuning (gCEG).
View this scale in: Standard Tuning (gCEA)G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)

A natural minor scale has the same notes as its relative major scale. However, we start on the sixth note, known as the Aeolian mode. Because the sixth is a minor any song using this scale will often have a sad or melancholy feel to it.

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Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major (Aeolian Mode)
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
  • Notes : E, G♭, G, A, B, C, D
  • Intervals : W,H,W,W,H,W,W
  • Degrees : E (I - tonic), G♭ (II - supertonic), G (III - mediant), A (IV - subdominant), B (V - dominant), C (VI - submediant), D (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the E Natural minor Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5


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