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String Theory with Jimmy Brown: The Attractively Balanced and Highly Musical E Minor Hexatonic Scale — Video

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These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the March 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

One of my favorite scales for rock lead playing and creating harmonized melodies is minor hexatonic.

As the name implies, it’s a six-note scale, and it is theoretically formed by adding the three notes of a minor triad to the three notes of a major triad rooted one whole step below.

For example, combining E minor (E G B) and D major (D F# A) gives you E minor hexatonic (E F# G A B D). The scale has a dark, serious quality that is intriguing and effective for creating a pensive musical mood.

This month, I’d like to show you some cool things you can do with the minor hexatonic scale, which we will then use as a reference point in subsequent columns for exploring other differently shaded but equally appealing hexatonics.

For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the March 2015 issue of Guitar World.

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